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E-auction 417-328416 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 12 April 2021 14:26:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 231
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,04 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée sur un flan large, avec un joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP ALEXAN-DER PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, avec pan de paludamentum sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Alexander Pius Augustus".

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P X - COS III P P// S|C.
Reverse description : Annona (L'Annone) debout de face regardant à gauche, tenant deux épis de la main droite et une ancre de la gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un modius rempli d'épis.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la dixième puissance tribunitienne et du troisième consulat, père de la patrie).

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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