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Live auction - bpv_443068 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Decassaria

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Decassaria AU/AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 601 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:57:15
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Decassaria
Date: an 228
Mint name / Town : Pont, Amasia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 26,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait d’Alexandre Sévère. Joli revers de frappe un peu molle. Patine marron superficielle au droit, verte au revers. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine au droit
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Alexandre Sévère à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT K SEU ALECANDROS, (Autokrator Kaisaros Seouhros Alecandros).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur Sévère Alexandre).

Reverse


Reverse description : Autel de Zeus Stratios auquel est accolé un arbre ; au-dessus de l’autel, un aigle debout à droite, tournant la tête à gauche, les ailes déployées, surmonté par un quadrige de face conduit par Hélios (Sol).
Reverse legend : AR ALEX AMASIAS MH NE/ .ET.| SKH// PR PON.

Commentary


Grand médaillon pour le monnayage provincial. Portrait finement détaillé d’Alexandre Sévère, légèrement barbu.

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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