Silver Denarius of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus

25 Sep 2020  Fri

Emperor Septimius Severus ruled the Rome Empire between 193 CE to 211 CE, and he occupied around two million square miles.

Emperor Septimius Severus is considered as the founder of the Severan Dynasty; it was the last dynasty before the crises of the third century. At a very young age, Septimus Severus advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reign of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus sat on the throne of the Rome Empire after the death of Emperor Pertinax in the year 193 CE during the year of Five Emperors.

The above shown silver Denarius was issued by Septimius Severus during his rule in the Roman Empire. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘laureate head to the right with legend SEVERVS AVG PART MAX around’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Victory advancing left, holding an open wreath over shield on low base with legend P M TR P VIII COS II P P around’.

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