After the execution of Majorian in 461 the general Ricimer placed Severus as emperor. Only emperor in name, Ricimer remained the true power in the quickly deteriorating Roman Empire. Little else is known about this emperor other than the fact that he died in office of natural causes, in itself a remarkable feat for this turbulent period.
RIC 2726 Tremissis Obv: DNLIBIVSSEVEVERVSPFAVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: COMOB; Cross within wreath.
RIC 2713, Cohen 16 Half Siliqua Obv: DNLIBIVSSEVERVSPFAVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Chi-rho within wreath.