Exceptionally Rare Roman Bronze Ring Silver Coin Set Denarius Of Septimius Severus A.D. 193-211
An exceptionally rare roman bronze legionnaires ring set with a silver portrait side of a silver roman Denarius coin of the period.
Lucius Septimius Severus was a Roman politician who served as emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus.
Lucius Septimius Severus (AD 145–211) was born in what is now Libya and became Roman emperor in AD 193 after a ruthless campaign against his rivals. He rose from relative mediocrity to start a new dynasty and his tenure as emperor was characterised by battling usurpers and brutal military campaigns in Parthia and Britain.
Although his campaigns to the north of Hadrian’s Wall were cut short by his death, their effects on the frontier are visible to this day. He was eventually made consul – traditionally a position of the highest honour – in AD 190 under Marcus Aurelius’ son and successor, Commodus. He was then appointed to the governorship of the Roman province of Pannonia Superior (now in present-day Eastern Europe), giving him command of a large army. This was a timely appointment, as the dynastic stability of the previous decades was about to be shattered. A chance to own and wear a fantastic piece of roman history if only this ring could talk? still has traces of dirt from its excavation from an old metal detectorists collection purchased in the 1970s.
Size U.K. O or U.S 71/4.
Weight 9.4 grams or 0.33 ounces.