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bpv_318444 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tridrachme syro-phénicien

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tridrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Type : Tridrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 194
Mint name / Town : Séleucie du Calycadnum, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 11,09 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Minime usure de circulation
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire, qui est le 0739_002 de la base TSP et qui illustre le type dans le Prieur est l’exemplaire de la Collection Levante (n° 734 de son SNG)

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste nu lauré de Septime-Sévère à droite, vu de trois-quarts en arrière.
Obverse legend : AU. K. L. SE. SEOUHPOS PERT AUGU.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus).

Reverse


Reverse description : Une Victoire ailée de face debout sur un globe tenant une couronne de laurier de la main droite et une palme posée sur le bras gauche.
Reverse legend : SELEUKEON TON PROS TO KALUKADNO / SE.
Reverse translation : (Des habitants de Séleucie près du Calycadnus).

Commentary


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, trois exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés, un en musée, au British Museum (troué).

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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