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brm_624500 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Sesterce AU
360.00 €(Approx. 432.00$ | 313.20£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 230
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,37 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste d’Alexandre Sévère. Revers de style fin. Belle patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP SEV ALE-XANDER AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus", (L’empereur Sévère Alexandre auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIA AVGVSTI// S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à droite, le pied gauche posé sur un casque, écrivant VOT/ X sur un bouclier attaché au tronc d’un palmier.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La Victoire de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. 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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