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bpv_278940 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Assarion

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Assarion XF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2021)
Price : 125.00 €
Type : Assarion
Date: 223-226
Mint name / Town : Nicomédie, Bithynie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,39 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait. Joli représentation du revers. Belle patine vert clair, légèrement granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste laure, drapé et cuirassé d’Alexandre Sévère à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : M AUR SEUH ALECANDROS AUG (Markos Aurhlios Seuhros Alecandros augustos).
Obverse translation : (Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : La Tyché de Nicomédie, à demi nue debout à droite sur une proue de navire, regardant en arrière.
Reverse legend : NIKO(MH)/-DEWN DIS NEW (Nikomhdewn Dis Neokorwn).
Reverse translation : (Nicomédie deux fois décorée).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum. Le revers fait référence à la deuxième néocorie. La cité fut rétrogradée sous Alexandre Sévère, repassant de trois à deux.

Historical background


ALEXANDRE SEVERE

(10/05/221-22/03/235) Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander

August (13/03/222-22/02/235)

Alexander Severus, whose real name Gessius Alexianus Bassianus, was born in 208 at Caesarea Phoenicia. He is the son of Julia and Mamee Gessius Marcianus, a Syrian-born procurator. It is also the grand-son of Julia Maesa, sister of Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Geta. He was adopted by his cousin Elagabalus 10 May 221. When the latter was assassinated on March 13 222, it was Alexander Severus, who was chosen to succeed him. It remains under the influence of her mother until the end of his reign. Ulpian was appointed prefect of the praetorium, but it will unfortunately killed by soldiers in 223. In 225 he married Orbiane soon to be relegated. From 231, the borders of the Empire are threatened. It is primarily an expedition against the new Sassanid monarch Ardashir which ended in a truce in 233, the emperor to visit the Rhine limes that the Germans crossed. The emperor and his mother were murdered in 235.

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