Seller: ramdoc333bc (1,841) 99.7%, Location: Vero Beach, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 283535567924 SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (Warlord: Severian Dynasty) ROMAN SILVER COIN Collections BUY AMERICAN- RECEIVE YOUR COIN IN 3 - 5 DAYS! Authentic Roman Coins are old and valuable……. They will only increase in value! Check out Hundreds of coins at Roman Coins Collections on ebay Note: This is a beautiful brilliant denarius (18 mm) with incredible detail. The portrait may be the best Severus ever produced portrays and the REVERSE shows him on the throne. This emperor, as a military leader, was one of the best in the history of the Roman Empire. This is absolutely an incredible pure silver denarius! Septimius Severus ( Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus) (11 April 145 – 4 February 211), also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. All of his portraits still existing protray this emperor as a dark-skinned man, the only such emperor in Roman history. 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 during the Year of the Five Emperors. The fact that he was able to stabilize the government after the rapid assassination of five emperors in one year was a huge feat in the history of the Empire. It is also interesting that Severus was not in line to be emperor...He had to fight and defeat rival claimants, the Roman generals Perscennius Niger and Clodius Albinus. Thus, he earned his position through his military prowess and maintained that ability throughout his life. Over the years, Severus fought and won wars in Niger, Osroene, Gaul, and the continent of Africa. In his final year, he was taking back Hadrian's wall in Britain when he became ill and died in York in early 2011. As mentioned in the heading, Severus also began the Severian Dynasty have two sons, Geta and Caracalla, who would also go on to become Roman Emperors. Of course, this is another example of a great and honorable leader who passed on a son, Caracalla, who greatly tarnished the family name. Why did that happen so often through the history of the Roman emperors...... perhaps it was the difficulty of living up to the accomplishments of a famous father. Severus was hugely important in Roman history as he established some permanency in leadership, something Rome greatly missed in the Year of Five Emperors.