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brm_323401 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce VF
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 195
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré sur un petit flan à l’usure importante. Patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PE - RT AVG IMP VII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator septimum" (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax Auguste acclamé empereur sept fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DIVI M PII - F PM TR P III COS II PP/ S|C.
Reverse description : Sévère en habit militaire debout à gauche, tenant une Victoriola de la main droite et une haste de la gauche, et couronné par Virtus (La Vertu) (ou Roma) debout à gauche qui tient un parazonium renversé.
Reverse translation : "Divi Marci Pii Filius Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas tertium Consul secundum Pater Patriae" (Fils du Divin Marc Pieux, Grand Pontife détenteur de la Puissance Tribunicienne pour la troisième fois Consul deux fois Père de la Patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


Septimius Severus

(13/04/193-4/02/211) Lucius Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus was born in Leptis Magna 146 in Africa (Libya). After a distinguished military career under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, he was consul in 185 suffect. At the time of the death of Pertinax, he was governor of Upper Pannonia. Acclaimed emperor on April 13 193, it quickly removes Dide Julien, his compatriot (June 28), and combines the power Albin like Caesar before fighting Pescennius Niger in the East. In 195, he joined fictitiously in the Antonine family by being adopted post-mortem. He defeated and executed Niger and leads a brilliant campaign in Saudi. In 197, he gets rid of his last opponent, Albin, who had proclaimed august. Severe preparing the establishment of his dynasty by donating 194 title augusta Julia, his wife of Caesar Caracalla in 196, then 198 in august when Geta, his second son, became Caesar. Severe will spend two years to strengthen the borders of the empire by winning many victories over the Parthians (197-198), followed by Africa (207), and finally in Britain (208-211), where he died.

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