Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR SEV - ALEXAND.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre).
Reverse legend : COL - FL - PA-C DE//VLT.
Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle à fronton triangulaire posé sur une marche contenant une statue de Zeus debout de face, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et brandissant un foudre de la main gauche, un aigle à ses pieds.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Flavia Pacifica Deultum”, (Colonie Flavie pacifique Deultum).
(10/05/221-22/03/235) Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander
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.