Septimius Severus Denarius. AFRICA, Africa, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, reclining left with scorpion & cornucopiae; basket of corn-ears before

Ancient Coins - Septimius Severus Denarius.  AFRICA, Africa, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, reclining left with scorpion & cornucopiae; basket of corn-ears before
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 Septimius Severus Denarius. AFRICA, Africa, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, reclining left with scorpion & cornucopiae; basket of corn-ears before.Rare and interesting!!EF

    This piece was minted in 207 AD, during the reign of Septimius

     Severus, who ruled from 193-211 AD. Septimius Severus was one of

     three provincial governors who answered the call of an outraged

     public to oust the shamefully elected Didius Julianus, who

     literally had bought the throne in an auction. He was first to

     arrive in Rome, and easily dispensed with the deserted Julianus,

     who was beheaded in his palace. He then dealt with the forces of

     the other two governors, and became master of the Roman world.

     This type depicts the laureate head of Septimius Severus facing

     right, with legends SEVERVS.PIVS.AVG. The reverse type features

     Africa reclining left against a rock, wearing elephant skin

     headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopiae, with a basket of

     corn ears before her. The legend reads AFRICA. This type was

     minted to mark the visit of Severus to Africa in 207 AD. Coin

     grades a  VF. A   very nice example of this popular geographic type, catalouged as

     RSC-31.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.17

gm)20mm. Struck 207 AD. Laureate bust right / AFRICA,

Africa reclining left, holding scorpion and

cornucopiae, modius before. RIC IV 254; BMCRE 310;

Hill 875; RSC 31. Attractively toned,

  VF,Scarce and very interesting geographic type!!

Lucius Septimius Severus (11 April 145 � 4 February 211), commonly known as Septimius Severus or Severus, was Roman Emperor from 193 to 211. Severus was born in Leptis Magna in the province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors. After deposing and killing the incumbent emperor Didius Julianus, Severus fought his rival claimants, the generals Pescennius Niger and Clodius Albinus. Niger was defeated in 194 at the Battle of Issus in Cilicia.[3] Later that year Severus waged a short punitive campaign beyond the eastern frontier, annexing the Kingdom of Osroene as a new province.[4] Severus defeated Albinus three years later at the Battle of Lugdunum in Gaul.[5]

After solidifying his rule over the western provinces, Severus waged another brief, more successful war in the east against the Parthian Empire, sacking their capital Ctesiphon in 197 and expanding the eastern frontier to the Tigris.[6] Furthermore, he enlarged and fortified the Limes Arabicus in Arabia Petraea.[7] In 202, he campaigned in Africa and Mauretania against the Garamantes; capturing their capital Garama and expanding the Limes Tripolitanus along the southern frontier of the empire.[8] Late in his reign he traveled to Britain, strengthening Hadrian's Wall and reoccupying the Antonine Wall. In 208 he began the conquest of Caledonia (now in modern Scotland), but his ambitions were cut short when he fell fatally ill in late 210.[9] Severus died in early 211 at Eboracum,[2] 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.

 

 

 

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