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brm_540495 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier XF
65.00 €(Approx. 72.15$ | 57.85£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 225
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,85 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et ovale. Très beau portrait et joli revers. Patine grise aux reflets dorés
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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 Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus".

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P - IIII COS P P.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué marchant à droite, le manteau flottant, portant un trophée posé sur son épaule gauche et tenant une haste tranversale de la main droite.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas quartus Consul Pater Patriae".

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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