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Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
In 209, Severus began to subdue the land in the north of Scotland, ravaging it severely. Road-building and forest-clearing, the Roman army reached Aber. Scottish tribes used guerrilla warfare tacticts against the Romans.
RS89490. Silver denarius
, RIC IV
226; RSC III
525; BMCRE V
p. 356, 1; Hunter III
67; SRCV III
6345, Choice VF, excellent portrait
, well centered
, light tone, tiny edge splits, Rome
2.563g, maximum diameter
19.1mm, die axis
, 209 A.D.; obverse
AVG, laureate head
right; reverse P M TR P
XVII COS III
P P, Jupiter
standing slightly left between two small children (Caracalla
), naked except for cloak on left shoulder, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter
in left hand; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 73, part
of lot 970; SOLD
Catalog current as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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