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bpv_600091 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Price : 500.00 €
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 207-208
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 11,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré, légèrement nettoyé. Joli buste ainsi qu’un très bel aigle. Patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Septime-Sévère à droite, vu de trois-quarts en avant, les deux rubans de la couronne laurée descendant derrière la tête (B*01).
Obverse legend : .AUT. KAI. - SHOUHROS. .SE. (Autokrator Kaisaros Shvhros Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Sévère auguste).

Reverse


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

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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