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E-auction 373-285644 - brm_585432 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Denier XF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 08 June 2020 14:22:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 226
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,79 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré, légèrement nettoyé. Joli buste. Patine grise
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 : PAX - AVG.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) courant à gauche, tenant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pax Augusti", (La Paix de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


SEVERUS ALEXANDER

(05/10/221-03/22/235)

Augustus

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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