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193-211 Septimius Severus AR Denarius (Fine NGC) PM TRP IIII COS II PP Silver

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193-211 Septimius Severus AR Denarius (Fine NGC) PM TRP IIII COS II PP Silver

  • 193-211 AD Roman Empire AR Denarius Coin
  • Issued under the rule of Septimius Severus, the 20th Emperor of the Roman Empire (193-211 AD)
  • Obverse features a laureate bust of the emperor, facing right, the legend "L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII"
  • Reverse depicts Minerva holding spear and shield, standing left, with the legend "P M TR P IIII COS II P P"
Septimius Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors. After consolidating his rule over the western provinces, Severus waged another war in the east against the Parthian Empire, expanding the eastern frontier to the Tigris. Furthermore, he campaigned in Africa and Mauritania; expanding the Limes Tripolitanus along the southern frontier of the empire. Late in his reign he traveled to Britain, strengthening Hadrian's Wall and reoccupying the Antonine Wall. Severus died in early 211 and was succeeded by his sons Caracalla and Geta. With the succession of his sons, Severus founded the Severan dynasty, the last dynasty of the empire before the Crisis of the Third Century.
  • Minted in Rome
  • Struck from silver
  • Diameter: 16 mm
  • Weight: 3.5 grams
  • Condition: Graded by NGC Ancients as Fine (F)
  • Certification number: 3988883-006
  • Catalog number: RIC#71, RSC#416

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JBC 7/30/15