This Silver Tetradrachm was struck during the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.
- Laodicea Syria, BI Tetradrachm.
- Encapsulation by NGC authenticates and protects the condition of the coin.
- Obverse: Features a right facing laureate bust of Septimius Severus.
- Reverse: Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; star between legs.
During his reign, Septimius Severus increased the pay of his soldiers from 375 to 500 denarii per year. He fell fatally ill while on a campaign against the Scots in northern Britain, and on his death bed advised his two sons to "keep on good terms with each other, be generous with the soldiers, and take no heed of anyone else".
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