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E-auction 300-218907 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 64 €
Maximum bid : 75 €
End of the sale : 14 January 2019 14:35:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 229
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 20,53 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré. Usure importante mais régulière. La monnaie est parfaitement lisible. Revers agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P VIII COS III - P P// SC.
Reverse description : Alexandre dans un quadrige au pas à droite, tenant les rênes des chevaux de la main droite et un sceptre surmonté d'un aigle de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate octavum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la huitième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 1.

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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