2 Roman Silver Coins: Denarius~Septimius Severus&Julia Domna+VF-XF~rare+bonus Founders of the Severan Dynasty, husband and wife

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Seller: rve-jro-kbsp19lsbp (597) 100%, Location: Ligonier, Pennsylvania, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 264157673141 Up for sale: a lot of 2 ancient roman silver denarii of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, emperor and empress, parents of Geta and Caracalla, and founders of the Severan Dynasty. The coins in the photos are the coins you will receive. II am not a professional grader so any comments on condition are based on my experiences as a collector. These coins represent the first rulers in the Severan dynasty, and their coinage is extremely sought after by collectors. The Septimius Severus coin is a rare and clearly detailed coin with a clean surface, and a very nice bust and legend. The bust is truly excellent on both pf these coins, allowing the viewer to gaze 1800 years into the past and see the faces of these Roman regents. The Julia Domna coin is also a beautiful coin. Domna is considered to be one of the most beautiful, as well as one of the most powerful women in ancient Rome. This ancient silver denarius bears that out. The bust is excellent, the legends are clear, and surfece is good. This is a very nice Julia Domna denarius. Her exotic beauty and shrewd intelligence helped her to achieve great power and influence in Rome for nearly 30 years. The portrait on this denarius is that of a beautiful young woman, but beauty alone could not have saved her from the many hazards of power in Rome. Domna was as shrewd as she was beautiful. She eventually met her end after her son, Caracalla, was killed and his throne usurped. Domna starved herself, either of her own volition or at the order of the usurper Macrinus. BONUS: Winner will receive an additional ancient coin from my collection. Thanks and good luck. Septimius Severus, also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. Severus was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the cursus honorum—the customary succession of offices—under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193. Pertinax had become emperor after having Commodus killed. Commodus’ insanity and brutality had become to much for those around him. After consolidating his rule over the western provinces, Severus waged another brief, more successful war in the east against the Parthian Empire, sacking their capital Ctesiphon in 197 and expanding the eastern frontier to the Tigris. He then enlarged and fortified the Limes Arabicus in Arabia Petraea. In 202 he campaigned in Africa and Mauretania against the Hostile tribes along the southern desert frontier of the empire. Severus fell fatally ill in late 210. He proclaimed as Augusti (co-emperors) his elder son Caracalla in 198 and his younger son Geta in 209. Severus died in early 211 at Eboracum (today York, England), and was succeeded by his sons, thus founding the Severan dynasty. It was the last dynasty of the Roman empire before the Crisis of the Third Century Julia Domna was born in Syria in 160ad. She was the second wife of Septimus Severus(193-211), sister of Empress Julia Maesa, and the mother of two future co-emperors(for a brief time...) Geta and Caracalla. Julia was very influential and powerful in Rome. She gathered intellectuals and philosophers around her and was widely regarded as an exotic beauty and a shrewd politico. She was empress with Severus from 193-211ad. She exercised great power with her son Caracalla throughout his reign(211-217). She ruled while her son was away on Campaign, and was even granted the title of "Mother of the Senate and of the fatherland". Things weren't all sunshine and roses for Julia though. Her two sons, Geta and Caracalla reigned together from 209-211. Caracalla ordered his brother killed in 212. The murder took place in Julia's presence. She helplessly watched as her son was assassinated by her other son. She still adored Caracalla though, and upon receiving news of his death at the hands of the usurper Macrinus, she starved herself to death. Julia Domna managed to maintain her power for many years. She used her intellect and wiles to stay near the top for nearly a quarter century. At her death Julia was 57, old for someone in power in Rome at this time. This Julia Domna silver denarius shows her beauty and helps me to imagine her in ancient Rome. This is history in your hands. These are two amazing coins from a stranger than fiction era of classical history Grade: VF-XF, Denomination: Denarius, Date: 192-217AD, Ruler: Septimius Severus, Composition: Silver

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