SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denarius
Ancient Hidden Hoard Reveals Amazing Roman Silver Denarii
The Silver Coins of Emperor Septimius Severus
The Roman Empire was the keystone of modern Western civilization… Language, religion, the arts and sciences, law, and many other fields have been deeply influenced by their civilization, and the Ancient Coins of Rome live on today as a testament to the foundation of modem economics and tangible links to Ancient Roman History.
Septimius Severus was Roman emperor from AD 193 to 211
Born in AD 145, of Libyan descent, he came from a locally prominent Punic family with political status. He first came to Rome at 18 years old in AD 163. As a young man, he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus.
Succeeding emperors were assassinated by Roman Praetorian Guards, and Severus was able to seize power at 48 years old, in AD 193, during the “Year of the Five Emperors,” and he became Rome’s first African Emperor.
Severus was popular with the Roman people, building stability over corruption, growing the military, and growing the Roman Empire to the largest it had ever been, spanning some 2 million square miles, and ushered in a period of imperial transformation that founded a dynasty.
Septimius Severus was One of the Top 10
Greatest Emperors of Roman Antiquity
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