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Live auction - bpv_600106 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien MS
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 605 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:17:28
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 208-209
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 14,87 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée et drapée de Septime-Sévère à droite, l’un des deux rubans de la couronne laurée descendant sur l’épaule (A*01).
Obverse legend : .AUT. KAI. - .SHOUHROS - SE (Autokrator Kaisaros Shvhros Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Sévère auguste).


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées, la tête et la queue tournées à gauche, couronne feuillée serrée dans le bec ; entre les pattes de l'aigle, sur une ligne de terre, une étoile à huit rais.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. EX. UPATOS. TO. G. (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos to G).
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la troisième fois).


C’est l’un des types les plus courants pour l’atelier de Laodicée.

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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