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bpv_755719 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Unité

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Unité VF
75.00 €(Approx. 80.25$ | 63.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: 196-198
Mint name / Town : Héliopolis, Syrie, Coelé Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, court sur les légendes à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP L SE-V PERT AOC.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Septime Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Lucius Severus Pertinax Augustus”, (L’empereur Lucius Sévère Pertinax auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COL - HEL.
Reverse description : Buste tourelé de Tyché à gauche, voilée et drapée vu de trois quarts en avant avec une palme et une corne d'abondance sur l'épaule.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Heliopolitana” (Colonie d’Héliopolis).

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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