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Septimius Severus (A.D. 193-211)
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R8014 - Septimius Severus (A.D. 193-211), Silver Denarius, 3.36g., 19mm, Rome mint, A.D. 202, laureate head right, SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, rev., Severus in military attire sacrificing over altar and holding inverted spear, RESTITVTOR VRBIS, (RCV 6359; RIC 289), reverse slightly off-centre almost extremely fine, toned. $125

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TY13 - ROMAN-BRITAIN, Septimius Severus (A.D. 193-211), British Victory, Silver Denarius, 3.51g., 20mm, Rome mint, A.D. 210-211, laureate bust of Severus right, SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, rev., victory advancing right holding wreath and palm, VICTORIAE BRIT (RIC 332), very fine. $325

 

Struck to commemorate victories in Britain (Scotland). Severus began the last military campaign of his life in A.D. 208 against the tribes beyond the northern frontier in Britain (present day Scotland). The roots for this disturbance can most likely be attributed to the depletion of the British garrison by the withdrawal of troops loyal to Clodius Albinus in the Civil War against Severus thirteen years previously. After some initial success the war proved to be fairly inclusive, Severus died at York in 211 and his son Caracalla bought peace from the enemy, before returning to Rome to begin his struggle with his brother Geta.

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MR15 - Septimius Severus (A.D. 193-211), Silver Denarius, 3.52g., 19mm,  Rome mint, A.D. 204, laureate head right, rev., INDVLGENTIA, Dea Caelestis riding lion right, head right, holding thunderbolt and scepter, below, water gushing right from rocks, (RIC IV 266; RSC 222), good very fine. $95

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R1464 Septimius Severus (A.D. 193-211), AE As, 10.90g., Rome mint, A.D. 194, laureate head right, SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, rev., Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, under seat wheel, FORT RED P M TR P XIX COS III P P, S C in exergue, (RIC 810), rough surfaces, fine, scarce. $85

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