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brm_596235 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce

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Type : Sesterce
Date: 195
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 20,92 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
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Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PERT - 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 revêtu de la septième acclamation impériale).


Reverse legend : P M T[R P III - COS II P P]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail posé sur un globe de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; à ses pieds à droite, une roue.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate tertium Consul iterum Pater Patriæ" (Grand pontife, revêtu de la troisième puissance tribunicienne consul pour la deuxième fois, père de la patrie).


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 2. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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