CGB CONTINUES TO HANDLE YOUR DELIVERIES! - Click here for more information.
+ Filters
New Search
Filters
Available Exact wording Only in the title
E-shopLoading...
GradeLoading...
PriceLoading...

bpv_540549 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Tétradrachme

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Tétradrachme VF
130.00 €(Approx. 154.70$ | 115.70£)
Quantity
Add to your cartAdd to your cart
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 4
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,8 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, bien centré de part et d’autre avec un joli petite buste d’Alexandre Sévère et une belle représentation de la louve au revers. Corrosion au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du sotck Merson

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d'Alexandre Sévère à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : A KAI MAR AUR SEUHR - ALEXANDROS - EUSEB.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévére Alexandre pieux).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L - A.
Reverse description : Louve allaitant les jumeaux Romulus et Remus.
Reverse legend : B.
Reverse translation : (An 1).

Commentary


Ce type, à la louve, est assez rare pour 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.

By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.

x