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E-auction 253-176599 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier AU/AU
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2018/02/19 14:27:00
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Type : Denier
Date: 222
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine grise avec des reflets dorés. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M - TR P - COS P P.
Reverse description : Jupiter debout de face, nu, regardant à gauche, le manteau déployé derrière lui, tenant dans la main droite un foudre et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul, père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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