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E-auction 565-504763 - brm_894694 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 56 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2024 14:26:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 226
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré. De jolis détails malgré l’usure. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

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 : LIBERALITAS AVGVSTI III// S|C.
Reverse description : Liberalitas (La Libéralité) debout à gauche, tenant une tessère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Liberalitas Augusti tertium" (La troisième Libéralité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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