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bpv_493022 - SEVERUS ALEXANDER Tetrassaria

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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 222-235
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure particulière. Tête particulière d’Alexandre Sévère. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Garth R. Drewry et de la vente CNG Eauction 159, n° 128


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Alexandre Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT K M AUR SEUH ALEXANDROS, (Autokrator Kaisoar Markos Aurhlios Shuhros Alexandros).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Sévère Alexandre Julia Maesa).


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse legend : UP 8 GET 8 LIK 8 - MARKIANOPOLITWN, (Upateon Tiberios Ioliou Festou Markianopolitwn).
Reverse translation : (Hypateon Alexandre Julius (Gaetulicus) de Marcianopolis).


Variante de buste. Rubans de type 2. Trou de centrage visible de chaque côté.

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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