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bpv_450504 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tetrassaria

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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 200
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 12,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau portrait de Septime Sévère à l’usure régulière. Revers de style fin. Patine verte
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Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Münzhandlung Ritter


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Septime Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AU K L SEP -SEUHROS P, (Autokrator Kaisar Lusios Septimos SeuhrosPertinac).
Obverse translation : (Imperator césar Lucius Septimius Sévère Pertinax).


Reverse description : Magna Mater (Cybèle) tourelée et drapée, assise à droite entre deux lions, tenant un rameau de la main droite, et le coude gauche appuyé sur le tympanon.
Reverse legend : UP GALLOU MARKIANOPOLI, (Upatewn Gallou Markianopolitwn).
Reverse translation : (du magistrat Gallos Marcianopolis).


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. POrtrait de style fin.

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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