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E-auction 411-323043 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 60 €
End of the sale : 01 March 2021 14:30:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 230
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,82 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine verte, granuleuse au droit
Catalogue references :

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 : P M TR P V-II-II COS III P P// S|C.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié debout à droite, la tête tournée à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe dans la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate nonum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la neuvième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Rubans de type 2. Petit pan de paludamentum 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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