Silver Denarius of Septimus Severus

2024-04-05 Fri

Lucius Septimius Severus served as the Roman emperor from 193 to 211 AD. 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. During his reign, he fought against his rivals, led military campaigns in Parthia and Britain, and established a new dynasty.

Septimus Severus issued this silver Denarius weighing 3.11g. The obverse features Bust of king facing to the right with legend SEVERVS PIVS AVG around. The reverse of the coin features Roman God Neptune standing, leaning on a raised right leg placed on a rock and holding a trident.

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