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I actually have seven times two

I’ve never given the Severan Dynasty much attention before this year when I purchased my Septimius Severus denarius. I’m nowhere close to being an expert but I have read up on the short and tragic lives of some of these fascinating women and men.

My latest and most costly addition to this group is my Diadumenian but I’m not complaining about the price and I feel fortunate to have it. As I said — I’m no expert so if you see someone who doesn’t belong or I’m missing somebody who does belong—please let me know.

Feel free to post your Severans or any of your emperors who lost their lives by the hands of their fellow Romans.

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You've covered a lot of ground this year!

Severus Alexander Denarius, 232
image.png.43eb4498953d60397ed99bcb2e21df6c.pngRome. Silver, 18-20mm, 2.77g. Laureate, draped bust right; IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG. Spes walking left holding flower and hem of skirt; SPES PVBLICA (RIC IV.2, 254c). Found in Yorkshire.

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@LONGINUS...Wonderful collection and beautifully displayed as always...

As you've added Diadumenian maybe you would like to add his father Macrinus?..Also the last Severan Emperor was Severus Alexander...

Septimius severus 

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Geta.

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4 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

@LONGINUS...Wonderful collection and beautifully displayed as always...

As you've added Diadumenian maybe you would like to add his father Macrinus?..Also the last Severan Emperor was Severus Alexander...

Septimius severus...

 

 

That’s great advice @Spaniard —Thanks !

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Great addition @LONGINUS, and lovely tray of the Severans (and great layout as always)! I have yet to acquire a coin of the unfortunate and young Diadumenian. I do have dad, however. I personally would not put Maximianus Thrax in the digital tray, as he's generally seen as the first of the 'soldier emperors' and the end of the Severan dynasty. But perhaps I'm missing something here. 

When it comes to events and coinage, I find the Severan dynasty very interesting. I dont have that many coins, especially compared to e.g. Dougsmit, or Maridvnvm. I specifically like the issues of the family together, in the various compositions. I have one of those, a worn one, and I would like to add a better one to the collection one day, preferably with Caracalla and Geta together. For now, it's just mom and son no. 2. 

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Another interesting issue, is this one of Caracalla, showing the circus maximus. I know at least one member has a better issue, that is Tiff. It's always difficult to pick favorites amongst your coins, but this one would be in the top 10 for sure. 

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Another interesting, and rare issue, is this sestertius of Caracalla, showing his 'oppression' of Alexandria. Its - again - a worn issue, but quite difficult to get. Caracalla standing on a crocodile says it all I guess.

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And lastly, this issue of the derailed (is this a good saying in English too?) emperor Elagabal is interesting as well. It shows a procession that took place in Rome, where the sacred stone of Emesa was brought from from Syria. 

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Congratulations! Diadumenian is not an easy one to score (I don't have any coins of him and will probably settle with a provincial when I find one I like). Great condition and great presentation.

... but I am not sure Maximinus Thrax suits in the dynasty portrait ...

Severan dynasty is a great collecting area and even if I don't specialize, I like to add a coin ... or two ... or 30.

My favorite one remains this Marcianopolis, I simply find it extremely attractive.

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This year I bought several Geta coins, all very nice for me, but the major hit is this denarius from his Augustus period having a very interesting Janus reverse.

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This wasn't even scheduled, but I was surprised to see that not many people bid on it in a recent auction ... so I just grabbed it.

 

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2 hours ago, LONGINUS said:

I actually have seven times two

I’ve never given the Severan Dynasty much attention before this year when I purchased my Septimius Severus denarius. I’m nowhere close to being an expert but I have read up on the short and tragic lives of some of these fascinating women and men.

My latest and most costly addition to this group is my Diadumenian but I’m not complaining about the price and I feel fortunate to have it. As I said — I’m no expert so if you see someone who doesn’t belong or I’m missing somebody who does belong—please let me know.

Feel free to post your Severans or any of your emperors who lost their lives by the hands of their fellow Romans.

 

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D.Ray, Great score on the Diadumenian denarius ☺️! The reverse shows plenty of die wear but the obverse is razor sharp & the portrait is finely engraved. I'll follow up on Spaniard's suggestion & post a tetradrachm of Macrinus 😉.

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On 10/5/2022 at 9:02 PM, LONGINUS said:

Feel free to post your Severans or any of your emperors who lost their lives by the hands of their fellow Romans.

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Publius Septimius GetaDenarius of the Roman Imperial Period 210/212 AD, Material: Silver, Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.20g, Mint: Rome, Reference: RIC IV Geta 84, Obverse: Head of Geta, laureate, bearded, right. The Inscription reads: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT for Publius Septimius Geta Pius Augustus Britannicus (Publius Septimius Geta, the pious Augustus, conqueror of the Britons), Reverse: Geta, in military attire, on horse galloping left, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left hand. The Inscription reads: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI for Adventus Augusti (Adventus (Roman welcoming ceremony) of the emperor).

 

 

I catch today this little nice Geta Denarius...

 

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