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brm_573293 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Sesterce VF
100.00 €(Approx. 108.00$ | 84.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 226
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 21,15 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste, quasi TTB. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus" (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P V - COS - II P P// S|C.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué marchant à droite, le manteau flottant, portant un trophée posé sur son épaule gauche et tenant une haste tranversale de la main droite.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quintum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la cinquième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la deuxième fois, père de la patrie).

Historical background


SEVERUS ALEXANDER

(05/10/221-03/22/235)

Augustus

Alexander Severus, whose real name is Gessius Bassianus Alexianus, was born in 208 in Caesarea in Phenicia. He is the son of Julia Mamée and Gessius Marcianus, a procurator of Syrian origin. He is also the grandson of Julia Maésa, sister of Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Géta. He was adopted by his cousin Elagabalus on May 10, 221. When the latter was assassinated on March 13, 222, Alexander Severus was chosen to succeed him. He remains under the influence of his mother until the end of her reign. In 225, he married Orbiane who would soon be relegated. From 231, the borders of the Empire are threatened. It was first an expedition against the new Sassanid monarch Ardashir which ended with a truce in 233, the emperor having to go to the Rhine limes which the Germans had crossed. The emperor and his mother were assassinated in 235.

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