SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS AE sestertius. Severus being crowned by Roma. Scarce 'reverse adoptive' type where Severus places himself in the Antonine dynasty.

Ancient Coins - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS AE sestertius. Severus being crowned by Roma. Scarce 'reverse adoptive' type where Severus places himself in the Antonine dynasty.
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS AE sestertius. Rome, 195 AD. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII, laureate bust of Severus facing right. Reverse - DIVI M PII F P M TR P III COS II P P, Septimius Severus, in military attire, standing to left, holding spear & Victory on globe. Virtus or Roma stand beside him, holding parazonium, and crowning Severus with a wreath, SC in exergue. RCV 6410, valued at $400 in Very Fine. Very scarce. 28mm, 20.7g.

This interesting propaganda type was struck in the aftermath of the civil war of 193 AD, during Severus' uneasy peace with Clodius Albinus. Severus clearly positions himself (and then his son Caracalla) as the proper inheritors of the imperial purple, in this case by posthumously 'adopting' himself into the (pre-Commodus) Antonine Dynasty, as Divus Marcus Pius Filius. Roma, shown here crowning Emperor Severus, was clearly inclined to agree, or so the propaganda would have you believe.
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