AD 193–211 Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Septimius Severus Colosseum Hoard NGC VF

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Silver Coins Struck During the Peak of Rome’s Power

Beautiful coins from of the Roman Empire are among the most popular and coveted pieces in any collection of historic coins. Of those, the most desired are pieces struck when Rome was at the peak of its power, such as these stunning Silver Denarius coins struck from A.D. 193-211 during the lifetime of Septimius Severus, an emperor noted for converting the government into a military monarchy and thus helped usher in the absolute despotism that would go on to characterize the later Roman Empire. Though still unblemished by barbarian invasions, it was a critical tipping point that helped bring about the Fall of the Roman Empire.

The founder of the Severan Dynasty, Severus named his sons Caracalla and Geta as co-emperors in 198 and 209 respectively. Though Severus intended for them to rule jointly after his death, this dream proved to be an unrealistic fantasy for shortly after Severus died of natural causes in 211, Caracalla had his younger brother murdered during a supposed peace conference between the two. Despite this, Severus was regarded as an able leader under whose leadership saw the Roman Empire reach its greatest extent. During his reign, Severus enlarged the Roman army and increased the pay for his soldiers. To accomplish this military expansion, he debased the silver denarius several times, ultimately becoming the largest debasement since the reign of Emperor Nero and a decision that led to severe consequences for the long-term stability of the empire’s economy.

This silver denarius was considered to be one of the most important coins of that era. It circulated heavily throughout the Roman Empire and was used in all forms of payment from shopping in the market to paying soldiers in the service of Rome. Finding one of these coins in nice condition is next to impossible, but fortunately for you we’ve secured a portion of the Colosseum Hoard of these silver denarius coins that are absolutely magnificent. They are so nice that each was professionally certified and graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Very Fine (VF) condition! The obverse of each coin features the bust of Septimius Severus. The reverse designs vary, but each features a god, goddess or personification representing something characteristic about Septimius Severus.

Don’t miss your chance to travel back in time and hold a piece of the Roman Empire in your hand when Rome was the center of the universe. Each also comes in a Story Vault holder with a fact-filled storycard. Add this Silver Denarius of Emperor Septimius Severus to your cart and become a curator of world history today!

  • IMPORTANT ROMAN COIN – These Silver Denarii struck during the lifetime of Emperor Septimius Severus, are among the most important coins of their era when Rome was at the height of its power.
  • REMARKABLE CONDITION – Your Silver Denarius of Emperor Septimius Severus has been certified and graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Very Fine (VF) condition – a remarkable condition for such a heavily circulated coin struck two millennia ago!
  • MUSEUM-QUALITY PIECES OF HISTORY – This coin struck nearly two millennia ago is a true piece of history that you can hold in your hands. Most coins this important and in this nice of condition can be found in museums, but now it can be part of your private collection!

Don’t pass up this chance to a historic silver coin struck during the golden age of Rome. Secure your Silver Denarius of Emperor Septimius Severus while we still have some available.

Composition Silver
Purity 0.8350
Condition Graded
Grade VF
Currency Type Denarius
Coin Weight 3 Grams - g
Dimensions 20mm