Septimius Severus and Iulia Domna
coinage, Rome, 200 - 201 AD.
Obverse :SEVERVS AVG - PART MAX ( Severus Augustus Parthicus Maximus / Severus , Emperor Augustus , the greatest conqueror of the Pather ) Bust of bearded Septimius Severus with laurel wreath and lion skin over shoulders facing right.
Reverse: IVLIA - AVGVSTA robed bust of Julia Domna looking to the right.
- Hand embossed
- Gold color
- diameter 1,8cm
- Dated ca.201 A.D.
- Material pewter
After the assassination of the emperor Commodus, Septimius Severus was able to assert himself as the new emperor in Rome in 193 AD. As the first emperor to come from Africa, he worked to expand and pacify the Roman Empire. His conquests in the East and the military stabilization of the Roman Empire were to bring peace and continuity to the Roman people.
Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax ( 146 - 211 A.D. ) attached great importance to the depiction of a harmonious and stable family on his coinage in order to guarantee the Roman people a happy age with the rule of the Severans.