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brm_465478 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier AU
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 132.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 228
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Alexandre Sévère. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 1996 et provient de la collection François Charrin

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Alexandre Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus", (L’empereur Sévère Alexandre auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIR-T-V-S - AVG.
Reverse description : Alexandre Sévère lauré, en habit militaire, marchant à droite, sous les traits de Romulus, portant un trophée sur l'épaule gauche et tenant une haste de la main droite.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Augusti" (La Virilité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 1.
Cette monnaie appartient à la seconde phase de la neuvième émission (fin 228). Romulus, le fondateur de Rome, fait très peu d'apparitions sur le monnayage de l'Empire. On l'observe sur de rares sesterces d'Antonin le pieux. Sur le monnayage d'Alexandre, le prince est représenté sous les traits du fondateur mythique de l’Urbs.

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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