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bpv_611489 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Diassaria

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Type : Diassaria
Date: c. 222-230
Mint name / Town : Nicomédie, Bithynie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très joli revers de haut relief. Buste à l’usure régulière. Patine marron
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Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse legend : M AUR. SEUH ALEXANDROS AUG, (Markos Aurhlios Seuhros Alecandros Augustos).
Obverse translation : (Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre auguste).


Reverse description : Temple octostyle surmonté d'un fronton triangulaire posé sur un degré.
Reverse legend : NI-KO-MH-DE-W-N// DIS NEW, (Nikomhdewn dis Neokorwn).
Reverse translation : (de Nicomédie décorée pour la deuxième fois).

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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