Septimius September!

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  1. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    I guess this is true:
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Two of my favorites.

    A nice large 28mm Fireball Island coin with absolutely lovely blue color.
    Septimius Severus AE28 BMC Caesarea 243.JPG

    An interesting Asclepios with a neat denomination mark.
    Septimius Severus Asklepios Diassarion.JPG
  4. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    I only possess 6 Septimius Severus coins so I can't keep up the entire month.
    But here is a nice provincial
    Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
    Obv. A K CE - [CEVHROC] Laureate head r. ;rev. NIKo - PROC IC Bearded head of Herakles r.

    For attribution our colleague @Jochen1 was very helpful
    a) not in AMNG b) not in Varbanov c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2020) corr. (same dies, writes NIK - PROC IC in error, but the depicted coin is very worn)
  5. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Commenting so I can follow this thread - I only have one Sept., so I’m going to save it for when it’s needed!
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  6. eparch

    eparch Well-Known Member

    This is a suitable one to start with

    Septimius Severus AR Denarius. Rome, AD 202-210.

    SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head to right
    ADVENT AVGG, emperor on horseback left, raising hand and holding spear, preceded by soldier.
    RIC IV 248; BMCRE 304; RSC 1.
  7. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Am trying to only share examples that I don't think that I have shared here before..... here is one of my few provincials of Septimius

    Septimius Severus, AE26

    Obv:– AV K LCEP CEVHPOC, Laureate and draped bust right
    Rev:– YI FAVCTINIA MAPKIANOPOLIT, Tyche (Fortuna) standing left holding cornucopia and rudder
    Hristova/Jekov (lists VI FAVCTINIA-NOV) but NOV appears to be erroneous. The dies match on both obverse and reverse.
    Not in Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1

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  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I love Septimius Severus provincials. You might even say the Severan period was the golden age of Roman provincial coinage. Here's a rare one but from a common city.

    Septimius Severus, AD 192-211.
    Roman provincial Æ 20.2 mm, 5.62 gm, 12 h.
    Bithynia, Nicaea AD 193-211.
    Obv: ΑΥ ΚΛ CЄΠ CЄΥΗΡΟC CЄB, laureate head, right.
    Rev: ΝΙΚΑΙЄΩΝ, Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-staff.
    Ref: Rec. Gen. 333; Mionnet Suppl. 5, 589.
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  9. Andres2

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  10. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    For the 2nd of September here is my contribution :D.
    4100535-024, AK Collection.jpg
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  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Septimius Severus 11.png
    AE 18
    OBVERSE: AY K L C CEVHROC, laureate head right
    REVERSE: NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR, Crescent and three stars
    Struck at Nikopolis, 193-211 AD
    3.4g, 17mm
    Varbanov 2554
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  12. DonnaML

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    Usually I post everything I have together, but I guess I'll post my Septimius Severus coins one at a time on this thread, in vaguely chronological order.


    Septimius Severus, AR Denarius 197 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate head right, L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII / Rev. Elephant advancing right, MVNIFICENTIA AVG. RIC IV-1 82, RSC III 348, Sear RCV II 6317. 18 mm., 3.32 g.

    Septimius Severus - Elephant.jpg
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  13. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    An interesting provincial:
    Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Odessos, Thrace; Æ 27. Obv: ΔΙVΩ CΕΥΗΡΩ ΠΕΙΩ (Divus Severus Pius). His bare head, r. Rev: ΟΔΗCCΕΙΤΩΝ. The Great God of Odessos stg.facing, hd. l., holding cornucopia in left arm and patera over altar to his right. Sear GI 2129, where-in Sear states "Posthumous types are rarely encountered in the Greek Imperial series, other than the issues for Divus Augustus."

    Pick (AMNG) lists the coin at Volume I/II, p. 562, no. 2271, with which this coin has an obverse die link, but a different reverse die. He points out that the die maker spelled out, in Greek, the Latin "Divus" as "ΔΙVΩ",
    instead of using the Greek equivalent "Theos," and adds that this transliteration "otherwise on coins, at least genuine ones, never appears." If that is still true, this legend is unique among Roman Provincial coins. He also observes that "The obverse is an exact replica of certain Rome Consecratio denarii, of such kind that face, hair, and beard seem to have been engraved following it stroke by stroke." He cites two known examples of this coin at the time of publication, but I have learned of at least three more examples. This coin, however, may be the best preserved in existence.
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  14. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    My latest Septimius lacks some detail but it is a sestertius.

    Septimius Severus, Rome, AE sestertius, AD 195.
    Obv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureate head right.
    Rev: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left, foot on prow, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. S-C across fields.
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  15. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    i have the matching Caracalla for that one :)
  16. curtislclay

    curtislclay Well-Known Member

    @ancientone, Obv. legend looks like IMP VII not V, and that would suggest as rev. legend not SAECVLI FELICITAS, but DIVI M PII F P M TR P III COS II P P, a titulature legend which replaced the three descriptive legends ROMAE AETERNAE, SAECVLI FELICITAS, and VIRTVTI AVG simultaneously with the change from IMP V to IMP VII on the obverse. As confirmation I seem to read COS to the right of Felicitas' cornucopia on the reverse. Can you see more on the coin itself?
  17. Orielensis

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    And here is the coin #2 from my collection for September 2nd. It has more wear and flaws than about all my other Septimius Severus denarii, but I still very much like the reverse type and toning and thus keep it in my collection:
    Rom – Septimius Severus, denar, Apollo.png
    Septimius Severus, Roman Empire, denarius, 194–195 AD, Rome mint. Obv: [L SEPT SEV PERT] AVG IMP IIII, laureate head of Septimius Severus r. Rev: APOLL[INI AVGV]STO, Apollo standing l., holding patera and lyre. 16mm, 1.78g. Ref: RIC IV.1 Septimius Severus 40.
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  18. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    This one is pretty neat because it portrays a uniquely Eastern deity, Men.
    Curiously, the exact location of Parlais is not 100% known.
    Septimius Severus Parlais Imhoof MG 118.JPG
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  19. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    @curtislclay, I do see COS II on reverse. Thank you for the correction!
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  20. Andres2

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  21. Roman Collector

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    That's fascinating.
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