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bpv_310732 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Decassaria

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Type : Decassaria
Date: an 3
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : copper
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 27,20 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large à l’usure très importante, mais parfaitement identifiable et lisible. Patine superficielle
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Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé d’Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant; la lance sur l’épaule droite.
Obverse legend : AU K SEOUH ALEXAND, (Autokrator Kaisar Seouhros Alexandros).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Sévère Alexandre).


Reverse description : Sérapis debout à droite, tourné à gauche, coiffé du calathos, drapé, levant la main droite, tenant le Mont Argée de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : MHTROPO KAISARIAS/ ET-G, (Mhtropolitwn Kaisarias).
Reverse translation : (de la ville de Césarée/ an 3).


Égide posée sur la cuirasse lisse avec la tête de Méduse. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection von Aulock, n° 6511, pl. 222. Contremarque d’une petite tête de Sol dans un cercle linéaire. Il pourrait s’agir du Génie d’Argaei (GIC., p. 106). Semble inédit et non répertorié .

Historical background


(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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