Emperor Septimius Severus Silver Denarius

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Dating back to ~193-211CE, this is a real Ancient Roman silver denarius, minted under the rule of Emperor Septimius Severus! 

Septimius worked in public office until seizing power after the death of Emperor Pertinax, during the Year of Five Emperors.

To do so, he deposed and killed the incumbent emperor Didius Julianus and fought off the rival claimants to the throne - the Roman generals Pescennius Niger and Clodius Albinus. 

He defeated Niger in 194CE, at the Battle of Issus in Cilicia and Albinus in 197CE at the Battle of Lugdunum in Gaul.

After consolidating his rule, he waged a successful war against the Parthians, sacking their capital in 197 and pushing the eastern frontier to the Tigris. 

He lead several other successful campaigns, strengthened Hadrian's Wall and reoccupied the Antonine Wall. 

His final invasion was in 209, when he invaded Caledonia (modern Scotland) with an army of 50,000 men. Unfortunately he fell fatally ill of disease during the invasion and died in early 211CE, in Eboracum (now York, England).

In 198CE, Emperor Septimius Severus declared his son Caracalla co-ruler with his brother Geta. Opting against sharing power, Caracalla had the Praetorian Guard assassinate his brother, shortly after his Septimius Severus' death in 211.

This silver coin measures ~.75" diameter and weighs 3g. The reverse of the coin features Roma, the deity who personified the city of Rome and the Roman state as a whole.

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