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brm_386279 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Sesterce XF
175.00 €(Approx. 187.25$ | 147.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 223
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,26 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et quadrangulaire, bien centré. Joli revers à l’usure régulière mais de style fin. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandreauguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS PERPETVA // SC.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) assise à gauche auprès d'un autel allumé, tenant un sceptre de la main droite et soutenant sa tête avec sa main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Securitas perpetua”, (La Sécurité perpétuelle).

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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