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brm_715238 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier

95.00 €(Approx. 103.55$ | 79.80£)
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Type : Denier
Date: début - mi
Date: 231
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré. Très joli revers de style fin. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : IMP ALEXAN - DER PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d’Alexandre Sèvère à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*1).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Alexander Pius Augustus", (L’empereur Alexandre pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR P X - COS III P P.
Reverse description : Mars ou Virtus (la Virilité) casqué, vêtu militairement, debout à gauche tenant une sceptre long de la main gauche et s'appuyant de la main droite sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife, revêtu de la dixième puissance tribunitienne du troisième consulat père de la patrie).


Rubans de type 1. Petit pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule gauche.

Historical background




Alexander Severus, whose real name is Gessius Bassianus Alexianus, was born in 208 in Caesarea in Phenicia. He is the son of Julia Mamée and Gessius Marcianus, a procurator of Syrian origin. He is also the grandson of Julia Maésa, sister of Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Géta. He was adopted by his cousin Elagabalus on May 10, 221. When the latter was assassinated on March 13, 222, Alexander Severus was chosen to succeed him. He remains under the influence of his mother until the end of her reign. In 225, he married Orbiane who would soon be relegated. From 231, the borders of the Empire are threatened. It was first an expedition against the new Sassanid monarch Ardashir which ended with a truce in 233, the emperor having to go to the Rhine limes which the Germans had crossed. The emperor and his mother were assassinated in 235.

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