Severus

Reece Period attributed: Period 15

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Member of the The Tetrarchy dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 305 until 307.

Flavius Valerius Severus had served as governor of Pannonia before Constantius I raised him to the rank of Caesar. As Caesar, Severus controlled Pannonia, Italy, and Africa. In July 306, Constantius died and Severus became Augustus of the west. He was unpopular due to the high taxed he levied and in October 306, Maxentius led a revolt against him.

The next spring, Severus marched on Rome but was defeated near Ravenna. He surrendered on condition that his life be spared, but Maxentius soon executed him.

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  • Preferred label: Flavius Valerius Severus
  • Full names:
    • Flavius Valerius Severus Augustus
    • Flavius Valerius Severus
    • Severus II
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
  • Predecessor: Constantius I
  • Successor: Licinius, Maxentius
  • Definition: Severus II (Latin: Flavius Valerius Severus Augustus; died September 307), was a Western Roman Emperor from 306 to 307. After failing to besiege Rome, he fled to Ravenna. It is thought that he was killed there or executed near Rome.
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