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Live auction - brm_418625 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:49:39
Type : Sesterce
Date: 234
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 21,81 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait large d’Alexandre Sévère. Revers de haut relief, finement détaillé. Belle patine vert olive
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Elsen 111, du 10 décembre 2011, n° 328 et de la collection du Docteur S

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP ALEXAN-DER PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d'Alexandre Sévère à droite drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Alexander Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur Alexandre pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDE-NTIA AVG// S|C.
Reverse description : Providentia/Annona (la Providence) debout à gauche, tenant deux épis de la main droite et une ancre de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, un modius remplis d'épis.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Augusti”, (La Providence de l'empereur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1. Pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule gauche, visible de chaque côté du cou.

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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