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bpv_540604 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 11
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23, mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire de style fin avec un très beau buste d’Alexandre Sévère de fin de règne. La pièce présente une usure régulière et est couverte d’une patine marron homogène
Catalogue references :
MRMA. - D.
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Naville Numismatics, Auction 20, lot n°380


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 SEU - ALEXANDROS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévére Alexandre ).


Reverse legend : LI.
Reverse description : Zeus assis à gauche, portant une couronne de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche, devant lui un aigle, à l’arrière, une palme.
Reverse translation : (An 14).

Historical background


(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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