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bpv_564620 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tetrassaria

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tetrassaria AU/XF
205.00  €
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 200
Mint name / Town : Nicopolis ad Istrum, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 11,48 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Belle tête de Septime Sévère. Frappe molle au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU K. L. SEP. - SEUHROS P (Autokrator Kaisar Lukios Septimios Shuhros Pertinax).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Lucius Septime Sévère persique).

Reverse


Reverse description : Dionysos (Bacchus) nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, tenant une grappe de raisin de la main droite et un thyrse de la main gauche ; une panthère à ses pieds à gauche.
Reverse legend : UP AUR GALLOU - NIKOPOLI// PROS I Upatewn Aurelios Gallou Nikopoliton Pros Istros).
Reverse translation : (Upateon Aurelius Gallus Nicopolis sur Istrum).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1. Semble inédit et non répertorié avec cette variante de légende revers.

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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