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Live auction - bpv_633236 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:06:02
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 205-211
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,92 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête de Septime Sévère. Joli revers de style fin et de haut relief. Belle patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés
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Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite, l’un des rubans de la couronne de laurier passant sur l’épaule, un point se trouve dans le prolongement de la barbe au-dessus du C.
Obverse legend : . AUT . KAI . - SEOUHROS SE-B.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Sévère auguste).


Reverse description : Aigle à gauche, ailes écartées, tête et queue à droite, tenant un cuissot d’animal sacrificiel dans ses serres, la souris à gauche, avec une couronne de lauriers dans son bec.
Reverse legend : DHMARC EX UPATO . G ..
Reverse translation : (Tribun du Peuple, Consul pour la troisième fois).


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, six exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés, aucun en musée.

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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