Septimius Severus AD 193-211 Æ Sestertius

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Description

Struck AD 195-196.

Lucius Septimius Severus was born in AD 145 in Lepcis Magna, Libya; he was the first African-born Roman emperor.  He was proclaimed emperor by his troops after the murder of Pertinax in 193 AD.
Severus fought his rival claimants, the generals Pescennius Niger and Clodius Albinus. Niger was defeated in 194 at the Battle of Issus in Cilicia. Later that year Severus waged a short punitive campaign
beyond the eastern frontier, annexing the Kingdom of Osroene as a new province.Severus defeated Albinus three years later at the Battle of Lugdunum in Gaul.

Obverse: Laureate head Severus facing r.  L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII

Reverse:   Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right, P M TR  P IIII COS II P P S C

This museum quality reproduction was made from impressions of the original coin by Peter Rosa.

Diameter: 31 mm

Copper plated, lead-free pewter, hand finished patina, made in the USA.
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

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