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Severus II coins Roman Imperial catalog

Flavius Valerius Severus as Caesar 305-306

Severus was of unknown origin, apparently of unknown lineage, from Northern Illyria. Under Galerius he was a senior officer and friend of the emperor. When Diocletian abdicated and forced Maximian to do so, the former Caesars Galerius and Constantius Chlorus became emperors. Accordingly, new Caesars were needed and Galerius offered his nephew Maximian Daza and Severus, who were entirely under his influence. Diocletian did not like it, he considered Severus a drunkard and a moth, and Daza an unfit ruler. However, he then agreed and Severus became Caesar of the western part of the empire on May 1, 305. This greatly surprised the soldiers, as they had expected Constantius' son Constantine to be appointed.

After the death of Constantius Chlorus in 306, the army proclaimed Constantine as Augustus, but Galerius appointed him Caesar and promoted Severus to the rank of Augustus.

Maxentius, son of Emperor Maximian, the emperor of the Emperor Maximian, found himself dispossessed and revolted. Severus, under orders from Galerius advanced toward Rome from his capital Mediolanum (Milan). Maxentius, trying to strengthen his position, offered his father to return to the throne and become his co-emperor. The latter agreed and when Severus arrived, part of his army, remembering Maximian, defected to the enemy. Severus retreated to impregnable Ravenna. Maximian offered him surrender in exchange for assurances of safety, which Severus did in the spring of 307. However, he was held in triumph as a prisoner and then held as a hostage. When Galerius himself turned against Maxentius and Maximian in September 307, Severus was executed (or told to commit suicide).



coin Roman Empire Valerius Severus

20 mm.
Laureate head right / Flavius Valerius Severus Noble Caesar
Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia / Genius of the people of Rome
Value - $80-100








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