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brm_430771 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce VF
200.00 €(Approx. 236.00$ | 182.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 195
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,24 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire pour ce type rare avec un beau buste. Patine foncé, presque noire
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Obverse


Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Septime Sévère à droite, pan de paludamentum sur l'épaule gauche, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B*02).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator quintum" (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax Auguste acclamé empereur cinq fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PART ARAB PART ADIAB// COS II P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Trophée entre deux captifs assis dos à dos, chacun sur un bouclier, les mains liées derrière le dos.
Reverse translation : "Parthicus Arabicus Parthicus Adiabenicus Consul secundum Pater Patriae" (Vainqueur des Parthes Arabes et des Parthes Adiabènes Consul pour la deuxième 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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