Septimius Severus Emperor of the Roman Empire from 193 to 211.
Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa, and advanced through the cursus honorum 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. After deposing and killing the incumbent emperor Didius Julianus, Severus fought his rival claimants, the generals Pescennius Niger and Clodius Albinus.

Severus spent most of his rule fighting wars against Parthia and strengthening the borders of the Empire.

He died in early 211 at Eboracum (today York, England), and was succeeded by his sons Caracalla and Geta.
Septimius Severus
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An AR Drachm struck 194 AD in Caesarea (Cappadocia)
Obverse: laureate head right; AV Λ CEΠ__CEOVHPOC

Reverse: Mount Argaeus, star above; MHTPO__KAICAPI ET B

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
No notes for this coin
Sydenham Caesarea 388; BMC Galatia p. 73, 219; SNG Cop 256
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Tarsos
Obverse: laureate and cuirassed bust right, draped shoulder; AVT KAI Λ CEΠ CEVHPOC ΠEP / Π_Π

Reverse: Nike in quadriga left, holding wreath and palm; AΔPI CEVHPIANH / Γ B / TAPCOV MHT / POΠOΛEΩC

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 19.3 g
No notes for this coin
Ziegler, Münzen 689; SNG Levante 1029
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Chalcedon
Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust right; AY K Λ CEΠ CEY(HP)OC Π

Reverse: Apollo holding patera and branch; KAΛXAΔO_NIΩN

Diameter: 28 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.65 g
Other coin (probably die match) was sold at CNG 88, Lot: 847 attributed as apparently unique.
obverse: SNG von Aulock 496, otherwise unpublished
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Nicaea
Obverse: laureate head right; AV K Λ CEΠ_CEV(HP)OC ΠE

Reverse: eagle with wreath standing on fulmen between standsards; NIK_AI_EΩN

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 8.84 g
No notes for this coin
apparently unique - not in Rec Gen, Corsten, BMC, SNG von Aulock, SNG Cop, SNG Leypold, SNG Righetti, SNG Lewis, Lindgren I&III, Hunterian, all of the SNG Turkeys, Waddington
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Philadelpheia
Obverse: laureate head right; AY·K_AI·CЄOYHP_OC

Reverse: she-wolf right, head turned left, suckling Romulus and Remus; ΦIΛAΔEΛ / ΦEΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.7 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 200.77.
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: laureate head right; AV KAI CE_CEVHPOC

Reverse: Harpokrates standing left, wearing chalmys, lotus-bud on top of head, right hand to his mouth, holding cornucopia; NIKOΠOΛI_TΩN ΠPOCIC

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3 g
ex Laurent Bricault collection
AMNG 1 -; Varbanov 2522 var.; Hristova/Jekov obv: 8.14.30.1, rev: 8.14.30.2.; Mushmov, 1005. SNRIS Nicopolis 08 (3 = cet exemplaire)
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An AR Denarius struck 193 A.D. in Rome
Obverse:

Reverse:

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.92 g
AR Legionary Denarius 25
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Denarius struck 197-198 AD in Rome
Obverse: L SEP SEV PERT AVG IMP X, laureate head right

Reverse: PACI AETERNAE, Pax seated left holding olive branch in right and long scepter in left

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g

This issue was usually struck on small flans.

RIC IV 118
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An AR Denarius struck 200 AD in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head of Septimius Severus right

Reverse: PROVID AVGG, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding wand over globe and scepter

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 166
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An AR Denarius struck 196-197 in Rome
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right

Reverse: SECVRITAS PVBLICA, Securitas seated left, holding globe in right hand

Diameter: 18.5 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: -
Found West Lavington, Nr Devises, Wiltshire, early 2010s. PAS record WILT-02707A.
RIC 93
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An AR Denarius struck AD 200-201 in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right

Reverse: RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Severus in military dress, standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod-altar and holding spear

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 167a; RSC 599; Sear 6357
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: AV KAI CE CEVHPOC, Head of Severus facing right, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙCΤΡ, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 2.89 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 2369
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An AE Sestertius struck 195-196 A.D. in Rome
Obverse: L SEP SEV PERT AVG IMP VII, laureate head right

Reverse: PM TRP III COS II PP, S-C, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, eagle at foot left.

Diameter: 27.5 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 19.7 g

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RIC 704
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 205-211 AD in Antioch
Obverse: Laureate head right; AVT·KAI·__CEOVHPOC C_E_·B·

Reverse: Eagle facing, head right, wreath in beak, thigh of sacrificial animal below; ΔHMAPX·EΞ·_YΠA.TO·Γ·

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
Prieur 200, McAlee 659b.
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Stobi
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; PIVS AVG__SEVERVS

Reverse: Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm; MVNI_C__STOB

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.18 g
No notes for this coin
Josifkovski 121; Varbanov 3847 ???
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An AR Denarius struck 194-195 AD in Emesa
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II

Reverse: Moneta holding scales and cornucopiae; MON_ET AVG

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.39 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 411a, BMCRE V 380, RSC III 330
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An AR Denarius struck 194-195 AD in Emesa
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAE L SEP SEV__PERT AVG COS II

Reverse: seven stars above and within a crescent; SAECVL FELICIT

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 417, RSC III 628a, BMCRE V 390 - 391
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An AR Denarius struck 195-196 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VII

Reverse: Minerva standing left holding spear and shield; P M TR P III__COS II P P

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.58 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 68, RSC III 391
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An AR Denarius struck 197 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VIIII

Reverse: Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae; P M TR P V__COS II P P

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.74 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 104, RSC III 442, BMCRE V 229
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An AR Denarius struck 197 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VIIII

Reverse: Septimius Severus holding spear, riding a horse right; PROFE_CTIO AVG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.85 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 106, RSC III 580
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An AR Denarius struck 199 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX

Reverse: Jupiter advancing right, aiming thunderbolt and raising hand; IOVI PRO_P_VG_NATORI

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.24 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 131, RSC III 243
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An AR Denarius struck 199 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV AVG IMP__XI PART MAX

Reverse: Mars standing right resting on shield set on top of a captive and holding spear in left hand; MARTI__VI_CTORI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.58 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 134, RSC III 321a, BMCRE V 133
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An AR Denarius struck 201 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS AVG__PART MAX

Reverse: Septimius Severus military attire standing left, holding spear, sacrificing from patera over lit altar; RESTITVTOR__VRBIS

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 6357, RIC IV 167a, BMCRE V 194, RSC III 599
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An AR Denarius struck 201 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch; FVNDAT_OR__PACIS

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.48 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 265, RSC III 205, SRCV II 6282
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An AR Denarius struck 206 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Genius standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar, holding grain ears; P M TR P XIIII__COS III P P

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.13 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 201, RSC III 475, BMCRE V 493
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An AE As struck 210 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate bust right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG BRIT

Reverse: Victory standing right, holding vexillum with both hands, two captives seated on either sides facing each other; P M TR P XVIII COS__III P P / S__C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.77 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV Septimius Severus 807
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An AR Denarius struck 195-196 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VII

Reverse: Victory holding wreath and trophy; ARAB ADIAB__COS II P P

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.78 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 64, RSC III 50
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An AR Denarius struck 201 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch; FVNDAT_OR__PACIS

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.31 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 265, RSC III 205, SRCV II 6282
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Anchialus
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AV K Λ CEΠ_CEVHPOC

Reverse: prize urn set upon agonistic table with decorated legs, CEBHPIA / NVMΦIA below the table top (between the legs); flanked on each side by a palm frond; OVΛΠIANΩ_N AΓXIAΛ / EΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10.2 g
No notes for this coin
AMNG II 492; SNG Copenhagen -; Varbanov 276
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: laureate head right; AV KAI CE·_CEVHPOC

Reverse: Nike left leaning on short column, holding wreath and palm frond; NIKOΠOΛIT_ΩN__ΠPOC IC

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
die match CNG e auction 282 lot 131
AMNG I/1, 1370/1371 (obv. of 1370/rev. of 1371); H&J, Nikopolis 8.14.9.20; Varbanov 2526 var. (obv. legend)
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An AR Denarius struck 209 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Neptune standing left, holding trident, right foot on rock; P M TR P XVII__COS III P P

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.84 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 228, RSC III 529
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An AR Denarius struck 194 - 195 AD in Emesa
Obverse: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II / laureate head right

Reverse: MONET AVG / moneta standing left holding scales & cornucopiae

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.93 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 411a
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An AR Denarius struck 208 AD in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG / laureate head right

Reverse: P M TR P XVI COS III P P / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC 218
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 207-208 AD in Laodicea ad Mare
Obverse: laureate head right; AVT KAI__CEOVHPOC__·CE·

Reverse: Eagle half right, head left, wreath in beak; star below; ΔHMAPX EΞ VΠATOC Γ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 13.2 g
No notes for this coin
Prieur: 1139
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An AE Tetrassarion? struck 193-211 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: laureate bust right; AVT Λ CEΠT·_CEVHΡOC ΠEP

Reverse: Herakles Farnese standing half right, lion skin over left hand, leaning on club; VΠ AV ΓAΛΛOV__NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.6 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 2698 var. (obverse legend) (Same obverse as Varbanov 2721; AMNG 1315)
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An AR Denarius struck 207 AD in Rome
Obverse: Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right, text (SEVERVS•PIVS•AVG)

Reverse: Salus seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand, sacrificing over altar, scepter in left hand, text (PM•TRP•XVI•COS•III•PP)

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC IV, Part I, 221; RSC 517
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 208-209 AD in Laodicea ad Mare
Obverse: laureate and draped bust right

Reverse: ΔHMAPX·EΞ·YΠATOC·TO·Γ·

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Prieur 1149
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An AR Denarius struck AD 209 in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: P M TR P XVII COS III P P, river god (Tyne?) reclining right, holding shell and rudder; seahorse at feet

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 3.17 g
This rare coin has a special place in my collection, since the figure on the reverse has been said by some scholars to be the personification of the river Tyne in Northumberland, England - where I grew up. Although other sources, including RIC, identify the figure as a sea-god (Oceanus/Triton) it is suggested in RSC that: “The river-god on the reverse could easily be the Tyne in Northern Britain. Severus was on the Northern frontier in AD 209, when the coin was struck, and was engaged in repairing the wall. The fort of Arbeia (South Shields), on the south bank of the Tyne, was the supply depot for the Scottish campaigns of Severus, which commenced in 209”. Sear explains that some of the disagreement is based on there being a sea-horse and shell near the figure, which are more suitable for a sea-god. However, there may be an explanation: “During Severus’ punitive operations in Scotland, Arbeia was converted into a vast provisions base for his invasion force, the supplies coming in directly from the Northern sea instead of overland. It would thus have been entirely appropriate at this time for the river-god (Tyne) on this coin to have attributes suitable to both a river god and Oceanus”. Either way, it’s a fantastic coin and i’m very pleased to have it in my collection!
RIC 229; RSC 530; BMC 357; Sear 6347
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An AR Denarius struck AD 201 in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate bust right

Reverse: PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, two captives seated at foot of trophy

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.43 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 176
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An AR Denarius | Denarius Serratus struck 201-202 in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right

Reverse: FVNDATOR PACIS Septimius Severus, veiled, standing front, head to left, holding branch in his right hand and roll in his left

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 3.2 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 330. Cohen 205. RIC 265
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An AE unit struck 198-211 AD in Samos
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right from behind facing laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus left from behind; AV KAI M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AV KAI Λ CEΠ CEOVHPOC

Reverse: Septimus Severus on horse prancing right, wearing cuirass and chalmys, is about to spear fallen enemy; CA_M_I_Ω_N

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 25 g
No notes for this coin
BMC Greek (Ionia) 258.p376
(42) Septimius Severus | Imitation
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An AR Denarius struck 193-211 AD in an unknown location
Obverse: should read "SEVERVS PIVS AVG", laureate head right

Reverse: should read "ART MAX P M T[R P VIIII]", two captives seated at foot of trophy

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.16 g
Not silver plated but actual silver imitation.
prototype: Sear 2.6323, RIC 176, BMC 385 plate 37.9