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Live auction - brm_466505 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Antoninien

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:57:02
Type : Antoninien
Date: 251
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien irrégulier bien centré. Beau portrait d’Alexandre Sévère. Joli revers. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2006 et provient de la collection C. Oliva

Obverse


Obverse legend : DIVO ALEXANDRO.
Obverse description : Buste radié d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O2).
Obverse translation : “Divo Alexandro”, (Au divin Alexandre).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSECRATIO.
Reverse description : Une offrande brûlant sur un autel rectangulaire à caissons.
Reverse translation : “Consecratio”, (Consécration).

Commentary


Avec paludamentum sur l’épaule, visible de chaque côté. Rubans de type 1. Au revers, l’autel est cloisonné (quatre compartiments).

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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