Emperor Septimius Severus, Silver Denarius, AD 205

Denomination: Silver denarius

Period: Roman imperial

Date: AD 205

Origin: Rome mint

Condition: VF+

Obverse: Laureate head of Severus right, SEVERVS PIVSAVG

Reverse: Roma, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and spear in left hand, PM TR P XIII COS III PP

Size and Weight: 18mm, 3.39g

References: S6337, RIC 197

Features and Provenance: Septimius Severus was emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Libya. He was an officer under Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. A seemingly ruthless man, he seized power after deposing and then killed Pertinax then fought his rivals for the position of emperor. His sons, by his second wife, Julia Domna, both became emperor too, they were Caracalla and Geta. In 208 he travelled to Britain and strengthened Hadrian's wall and re-occupied the Antonine wall further north. A year later he attempted to invade Scotland but caught an infection which required him to retreat and rest in York (Eboracum), he died there. After his death, Caracalla took the throne moved the border back to Hadrian's wall and made peace. 



Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades inbetween

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






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