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brm_158374 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Denier

75.00 €(Approx. 90.75$ | 65.25£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 231
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,10 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie parfaitement centrée. Beau portrait. Joli revers. Fine patine grise avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : IMP ALEXAN - DER PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Alexander Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur Alexandre pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR P - X - COS III P P.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu, debout à gauche, le manteau sur les épaules, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la dixième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la troisième fois, père de la patrie).

Historical background


(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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