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Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD, AR Denarius, Neptune, struck 210 AD

135.00 AUD

Origin:
Rome nint
Authority:
Septimius Severus
Denomination:
AR Denarius
Composition:
Silver
Date:
210 AD
Obverse:
SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Head of Septimius, laureate, bearded, right
Reverse:
P M TR P XVIII COS III P P, Neptune, naked except for cloak over left shoulder and right arm, standing front, head left, right foot set on rock, right knee bent, resting right hand on right knee and holding vertical trident in left hand
Size:
19.20mm, 1.8g, 6h
Grade:
aVF, toned, small flan crack
Reference:
BMCRE V 19; RIC IV 234; Cohen IV 543; RSC III 606; SRCV II 6358
Restitvtor Vrbis ('Restititor Urbis'), meaning 'Restorer of Rome' symbolises the rebuilding by Septimius of his capital. Septimius Severus, became Roman Emperor in 193 AD after the death of Emperor Pertinax during the Year of the Five Emperors. During his reign he successfully consolidated Rome's power and wagered successful campaigns against the Parthian Empire, and in Africa and Mauritania. After falling ill and dying in 211 AD, he was succeeded by his sons, forming what is now referred to as the Severan Dynasty.
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