Septimus Serverus was a Black Roman Emperor.  Septimius Severus Augustusn (11 April 145 – 4 February 211), also known as Severus, was Roman Emperor from 193 to 211. Severus was born in Leptis Magna in the province of Africa (modern day Libya). As a young man he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors

Wooden tondo, showing Jula Domna, Septimius Severus, Geta (erazed) and Caracalla.

Cider house Bust of Agrippina the Elder.Marble. First half of the 1st century CE. Inv. No. 2164 T (Cat. Mendel 557). Istanbul, Archaeological Museum

Cider house Bust of Agrippina the Elder, Marble. First half of the century CE. 2164 T (Cat.

African Man: Roman, 1st/2nd Century AD, Marble -- Of Gods & Glamour exhibit at the Art Institute Chicago #ArtInstituteChicago

African Man: Roman, Century AD, Marble -- Of Gods & Glamour exhibit at the Art Institute Chicago

Etruria: The Black Etruscans, The Black Phoenicians, The Latins, The Romans

Ivory bust of a charioteer Roman, about AD Said to be from the amphitheatre at Arles, France. It has been suggested that this is a portrait of the emperor Caracalla (reigned as a charioteer.

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