Septimius Severus (193-211) arrives to Rome after receiving his 8th triumph for the fall of Byzantium in late 195 after the death of Pescennius Niger and before continuing on to confront Clodius Albinus in Gaul. [EDIT: See below in this thread for a revised occasion and date: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/septimius-severus-arrives-in-rome.388214/#post-7972408 Our member Curtis Clay mentions his arguments are expounded on the Forum list and I found them here: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=107372.0 I'll have to change my web page!] 18 mm. 3.60 grams. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII Laureate head right ADVENTVI AVG FELICISSMO Emperor on horseback, raising right hand in greeting. RIC 74. BMC 151. Hill 232. Sear II 6256. Septimius Severus had eleven imperatorial acclamations. Which event is referred to by which number has been revised. [Edit: See the "EDIT" above.] RIC (published in 1936), BMC (published in 1975), and Birley (in Septimius Severus, published in 1988) say VIII refers to the fall of Byzantium in late 195, which had initially been the headquarters of Niger and held out for two long years--long after Niger had left it and been killed much further east at the Battle of Issus (c. April, 194). So, this coin was issued at Rome after Septimius's return to Rome after defeating Albinus in Gaul. [This paragraph has changed since I first posted it.] Roman imperial legends often mention numbers for triumphs such as "IMP VIII" here, but they are usually on reverses. Septimius has IMP-numbers in the obverse legend more often than other emperors. I have a web page on ADVENTVS types: http://augustuscoins.com/ed/PROFECTIO/ADVENTVS.html This coin has been newly added to that page. Show us an ADVENTVS coin or a coin with IMP in the obverse legend.