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bpv_814983 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 209-211
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré avec les grènetis visibles. Beau buste de Septime Sévère. Joli revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime-Sévère à droite (O*).
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 serrée 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. TO. G. (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos to G).
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Dans la base TSP que maintenait Michel Prieur, vingt-six exemplaires sont répertoriés, dont quatre en musées, deux exemplaires à Londres, un à Berne, un à Oxford.

Historical background


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

(13/04/193-4/02/211)

Septimius Severus was born in 146 in Leptis Magna in Africa (Libya). After a brilliant military career under the reigns of Marc Aurèle and Commodus, he was consul suffect in 185. At the time of Pertinax's death, he was governor of Upper Pannonia. Acclaimed emperor on April 13, 193, he quickly eliminated Dide Julien, his compatriot (June 28), and associated Albin with power as Caesar before fighting Pescennius Niger in the East. In 195, he fictitiously entered the Antonine family by being adopted post-mortem. He defeats and executes Niger and leads a brilliant campaign in Arabia. In 197, he got rid of his last adversary, Albin, who proclaimed himself august. Severus prepares the establishment of his dynasty by giving the title of Augusta to Julia, his wife, in 194, of Caesar to Caracalla, in 196, then of Augustus in 198 when Geta, his second son, becomes Caesar. Sévère will spend fifteen years consolidating the borders of the Empire by winning numerous victories over the Parthians (197-198), then in Africa (207) and, finally in Brittany (208-211), where he died..

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