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bpv_647330 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Tetrassaria

90.00 €(Approx. 105.30$ | 77.40£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 222-230
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure régulière avec quelques faiblesses. Joli portrait. Patine vert foncé
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Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Alexandre Sévère à droite.
Obverse legend : AUT M AUR SEUH -.- ALEXANDROS., (Autokratoros Markos Aurhlios Seouhros Alexandros).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre).


Reverse description : Tyché drapée debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : UP TIB IOU FHSTOU M(AR)KIANOP/OLIT(WN) (Hupatewn Tiberios Ioulios Festou Markianopolitwn).
Reverse translation : (Hypateon Tibère Jules Phestos de Marcianopolis).


Trou de centrage visible au droit et au revers.

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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