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2 Silver Denarii of Septimius Severus - FJ.6418
Origin: Holy Land
Circa: 193 AD to 211 BC

Collection: Roman Silver Coin Earrings
Medium: silver/ruby/diamond/sil


Additional Information: sold

Location: United States
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These Silver Denarii are Set in Earrings Each Containing a Ruby and Diamonds Though his mother was of Italian descent, the Septimii were of Punic (North African) origin, with some members of the family rising to prominent political positions. None, however, were elevated as high as Septimius Severus. He was a senator under the emperor Marcus Aurelius, and then consul in 190 A.D. Twelve days following the murder of Pertinax, Severus was proclaimed emperor at Carnuntum backed by all 16 Rhine and Danube legions with which he marched on Rome. Severus spent much of his reign on campaign around the empire, including a battle Britain where he finally succumbed to exhaustion and age. He left advice for his sons, "not to disagree, give money to the soldiers, and ignore the rest." These fine coins show the emperor wearing a laurel wreath facing right. On the reverse Severus is seen on horseback with his right hand raised; and on the other Victory is advancing left holding a wreath. These earrings combine the beauty of ancient Rome with that other timeless beauty, precious gems, in a lovely creation that will stand the test of time. - (FJ.6418)

 

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