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brm_229340 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce XF
195.00 €(Approx. 216.45$ | 173.55£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 228
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 18,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, légèrement éclaté à 11 heures au droit. Très beau portrait d’Alexandre Sévère, idéalisé. Joli revers avec une usure régulière. Belle patine vert olive profond
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP SEV ALE - XANDER AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus".

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P VII - COS II P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) casqué, vêtu militairement, debout à gauche, tenant une longue haste de la main droite et le parazonium de la gauche, le pied droit posé sur un casque.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas septimus Consul secundus Pater Patriae".

Commentary


Poids très léger. Le pan de paludamentum est 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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