Reigned: 193-211 A.D.

LVCIVS SEPTIMIVS SEVERVS, father of Caracalla and Geta, was born in 145 at Leptis Magna in Africa. He pursued a career in government and was Governor of Pannonia when Didius Julianus seized the throne in 193. Severus immediately declared himself Augustus and marched on Rome, where Julianus was soon killed. Severus then marched against his rivals, Clodius Albinus and Pescennius Niger, and Niger's allies, the Parthians. Always victorious, he returned to Rome in 203, staying until British unrest called him there. After a three year campaign he died of natural causes in York on February 4, 211. (From MONETA, from


Silver Denarius (19mm 3.01g) Struck 200-201 A.D. Rome

Obv: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX Laureate bust right

Rev: PROVID AVGG Providentia standing left . holding wand over globe and a scepter

RIC IV i 166


Billon Denarius (18mm 3.14 g) Uncertain mint

OBV: SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head right

REV: FVNDATOR PACIS Septimius Severus, togate, standing left, and holding an olive branch

RIC IV 210 c.f.

Sept. Sev De.


Silver Ancient Imitative Denarius (17.3mm 2.48g)

Obv:Meaningless legend Laureate bust right

Rev: ROMP PP VI COS VI "S" on COS in retrograde Roma seated left holding palladium and scepter sheild on ground at right.





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