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brm_451469 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Denier MS
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 136.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 231
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de denier sur un flan irrégulier, ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau buste d’Alexandre Sévèr. Revers de style fin et de haut relief. Patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus", (L’empereur Sévère Alexandre auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FORTVNAE - REDVCI.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite un gouvernail posé sur un globe et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fortunæ Reduci”, (Au retour de la Fortune).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2. Le pan de paludamentum est visible de chaque côté du cou.

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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