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Live auction - brm_478762 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce

SEVERUS ALEXANDER Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:46:31
Type : Sesterce
Date: 232
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,56 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement éclaté bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste d’Alexandre Sévère. Revers de style fin. Patine marron superficielle avec une petite trace d’oxydation au revers sur la légende à droite
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d'Alexandre Sévère à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
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 léger. Rubans de type 1. 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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