SIX ROMAN DENARII OF SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

SIX ROMAN DENARII OF SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS


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Rome Mint; 200-210 CE


Rome Mint; 210 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XVIII COS III P P. Salus seated left, feeding snake held in her arms.

Weight: 2.80 g; Diameter: 18.8 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 236


Rome Mint; 209 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XVII COS III P P. Salus seated left, feeding snake held in her arms.

Weight: 2.90 g; Diameter: 18.1 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 230


Rome Mint; 202 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: PART MAX P M TR P X. Trophy between two captives.

Weight: 3.14 g; Diameter: 19.1 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 184


Rome Mint; 206 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XIIII COS III P P. Genius standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar and holding corn ears.

Weight: 2.65 g; Diameter: 19.1 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 201


Rome Mint; 204 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P XII COS III P P. Genius standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar and holding corn ears.

Weight: 3.07 g; Diameter: 19.1 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 195


Rome Mint, 200 CE

Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P VIII COS II P P. Victory flying left holding wreath over shield on low base.

Weight: 2.81 g; Diameter: 18.7 mm

RIC 4a, 150


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Septimius Severus was born in 145/146 CE in what is modern day Libya to a well-established Roman family. He entered public service from an early age and rose to the rank of Consul in 190 CE. Prior to this appointment he married a Syrian noblewoman named Julia Domna in 187/188 CE. By all accounts this marriage was a happy one with Julia Domna being a trusted adviser to Severus. This marriage produced two sons, Caracalla (born in 188 CE) and Geta (born 189 CE).

In 193 CE, Septimius Severus rose to the role of Emperor during the tumultuous “Year of Five Emperors”. After the assassination of the insane Commodus, Pertinax was appointed emperor only to be assassinated in short order by the Praetorian Guard. Septimius Severus, meanwhile was appointed Emperor of Rome in the field by his troops on April 13th, 193 CE. He successfully marched on the city, subdued other contenders for the throne and proceeded to disband the Praetorian Guard. Following this he presented himself as the avenger of Pertinax and the successor of Marcus Aurelius, thereby making him the rightful heir to Rome. Septimius Severus ruled solely from 193-198 CE when he appointed his son Caracalla his co-ruler and heir. He raised his other son, Geta, to the role of Augustus as well in 209 CE. Severus died in 211 CE in what is now York, England leaving his sons to inherit the empire.