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brm_585293 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Denier XF
60.00 €(Approx. 72.00$ | 54.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 226
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Joli buste. Usure régulière. Patine grise
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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 Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P V - COS II P P.
Reverse description : Alexandre debout à gauche, vêtu de la toge, tenant un volumen de la main gauche et une patère de la droite, sacrifiant au-dessus d'un trépied allumé.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quintum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la cinquième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Le revers reprend l’iconographie mise en place dès la quatrième émission en 224 et va rester en place jusqu’à la onzième émission en 230.

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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