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bpv_584577 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Tetrassaria

SEVERUS ALEXANDER  Tetrassaria VF/XF
125.00 €(Approx. 147.50$ | 113.75£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: an 7
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,12 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière plus importante au droit. Joli revers. Patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé d’Alexandre Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AU K M AU SE-O ALEXANDRo, (Autokrator Kaisar Seouhros Alexandros).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre).

Reverse


Reverse description : Agalma du mont Argée posé sur un autel et surmonté d’une étoile.
Reverse legend : MHTROP - KAISARI/ ET - A, (Mhtropolitwn Kaisarias).
Reverse translation : (de la ville de Césarée/ an 1).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont recensé dix-neuf exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 12,21 g. Contremarque sur la joue (petite tête à droite ?).

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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