Collection: AD 193-235 SEVERAN DYNASTY

The Severan dynasty was an Ancient Roman imperial dynasty that ruled the Roman Empire between 193 and 235. The dynasty was founded by the emperor Septimius Severus (193–211), who rose to power after the Year of the Five Emperors as the victor of the civil war of 193–197, and his wife, Julia Domna. After the short reigns and assassinations of their two sons, Caracalla (211–217) and Geta (211), who succeeded their father in the government of the empire, Julia Domna's relatives themselves assumed power by raising Elagabalus (218–222) and then Severus Alexander (222–235) to the imperial office.