SEPTIMUS SEVERUS AD 193-211 SILVER DENARIUS Septimius Severus was Roman emperor from AD 193 to 211. Considered as one of the Top 10 Emperors of Roman Antiquity. He ushered in a period of imperial transformation that founded a dynasty. Building stability over corruption, strengthening the military, and growing the Roman Empire to the largest it had ever been. Septimius Severus: Rome’s First African Emperor, fought wars from Scotland to Syria in the search for imperial stability. Born in AD 145, of African descent, hailing from Leptis Magna in Libya, Severus came from a prominent Punic family with political status. Making his way to Rome at 18 years old in AD 163, 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 take advantage of the imperial power vacuum and seize power at 48 years old, in AD 193, during the “Year of the Five Emperors. “I must not allow the Roman empire to lie helpless” Septimius Severus, AD 193 Coins of Severus were issued from AD 193 – 211, with over 1,400 types, of Silver Denarii and Gold Aurei. His coins today, show the evolution of his reign and hereditary, brought to life from the skilled workings of Rome’s imperial mint… Coins that help secure the legitimacy and continuity of the Severan dynasty. Buy now and receive FREE book "Gold Coins of Ancient Rome", and two informative introductions to the world of Ancient Money.
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