Septimus Severus, Aureus

On the obverse is the bust of Septimus Severus. On the reverse is his wife (middle) and his two sons Caracalla and Geta. The legend reads FELICTAS SAECVLI, “happy age” to give an image of a secure new dynasty. In reality it was a dysfunctional family and Caracalla would go on to murder his brother.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.