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Live auction - bpv_450270 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Statère

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Statère AU/AU
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Estimate : 980 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:40:14
Type : Statère
Date: an 519
Mint name / Town : Panticapée, Bosphore
Metal : electrum
Millesimal fineness : 200 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 7,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Droit bien venu à la frappe. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XXIX, n° 294

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Rheskuporis III à droite vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse legend : BASILEwS. RHSKOUPORIDOS, (Basilews Rhskouporidos).
Obverse translation : (Rheskuporis roi).

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant ; devant un chrisme.
Reverse legend : QIF.
Reverse translation : (an 519).

Commentary


Ce statère d’électrum a été frappé au début du règne d’Alexandre Sévère.

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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