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bpv_507111 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Decassaria

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Decassaria VF
175.00 €(Approx. 211.75$ | 155.75£)
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Type : Decassaria
Date: an 234
Mint name / Town : Pont, Amasia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33Exemplaire su mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 20,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Patine marron superficielle
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Bernard Poindessault (avec son étiquette)

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 : ADR SEU AMASIAS N / M P P/ SLD.
Reverse translation : (Hadrianus Sévérus d’Amasia décorée, ville près du Pont an 234).

Commentary


Grand médaillon pour le monnayage provincial.

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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