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E-auction 410-322254 - brm_644190 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Sesterce VF/VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 42 €
End of the sale : 22 February 2021 14:27:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 232
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 13,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan mince, centré. Joli buste. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP ALEXAN-DER PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Alexander Pius Augustus", (L’empereur Alexandre pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SPES PVBLICA// S|C.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant un pan de sa robe avec la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Spes Publica”, (L'Espérance publique).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

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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