SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

AD 193-211
Silver Denarius. 3.52g, 20.8mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 207
REF: RIC IV 253; Cohen 25
OBVERSE: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
REVERSE: AFRICA, Africa standing right, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, holding out robe, lion at feet.


Grade/Notes:

Very Fine. Scarce and interesting issue with personification of Africa on reverse.  

 

Historical Notes:
Septimius Severus was the founder of the Severan Dynasty. He was a native of Leptis Magna (in modern day Libya), born into a wealthy family of mixed Roman Italian and Punic-Berber descent. He came to power in 193, the year during which a civil war erupted following the assassination of Emperor Pertinax by the Praetorian guard. That year saw a total of five men acclaimed Augustus, but it was finally Septimius who won the throne after defeating his rivals Pescennius Niger and Clodius Albinus.

 

Septimius was an effective if harsh emperor, living up to his name Severus (the Severe). He was also one of the most militarily vigorous emperors, conquering various Arab tribes, the Assyrians at Adiabene, the Caledonians in Britain, as well as defeating the Parthian Empire.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS . AD 193-211 . Denarius . "Africa" . Scarce

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