SEVEN COINS OF SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, JULIA DOMNA AND CARACALLA

SEVEN COINS OF SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, JULIA DOMNA AND CARACALLA


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Rome Mint; 196-217 CE


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

Rome Mint; 207 CE

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

Reverse: P M TR P XV COS III P P. Victory standing right, foot on globe, inscribing shield set on palm.

Weight: 3.11 g; Diameter: 19.3 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 211


Rome Mint; 208 CE

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

Reverse: P M TR P XVI COS III P P. Genius standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding cornucopia.

Weight: 2.91 g; Diameter: 19 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 220


JULIA DOMNA

Rome Mint, 196-211 CE

Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA. Draped bust of Julia Domna facing right.

Reverse: HILARITAS. Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm and cornucopia, children at feet, one on either side.

Weight: 2.79 g; 18.6 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 556


Rome Mint, 196-211 CE

Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA. Draped bust of Julia Domna facing right.

Reverse: FELICITAS. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and sceptre.

Weight: 2.78 g; Diameter: 19.7 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 551


Rome Mint, 211-217 CE

Obverse: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG. Draped bust of Julia Domna facing right. Hair elaborately waived and turned up low at back.

Reverse:VESTA. Vesta seated left holding simpulum and sceptre.

Weight: 2.65 g; Diameter: 20.5 mm

References:

RIC 4a, 391


CARACALLA

Rome Mint; 213-217 CE

Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM. Laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Reverse: VENVS VICTRIX. Venus standing left, holding helmet and sceptre, leaning on shield. Captives seated at feet, left and right.

Weight: 2.62 g; Diameter: 19.1 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 312d


Rome Mint; 210-213 CE

Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Reverse: MARTI PROPVGNATORI. Mars hurrying left, holding spear and trophy.

Weight: 3.13 g; Diameter: 19.3 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 223

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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.

Although Severus no doubt meant for his sons to rule together, the nature of Caracalla made this arrangement impossible and he had his brother assassinated the same year his father died. Caracalla continued to rule, with his mother as his adviser until 217 CE when he was assassinated while on campaign. Following his assassination Julia Domna committed suicide.