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Severus Alexander

 

Emperor Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander (222-235)

 

coin
IMP(erator) C(aesar) M(arcus)  AVR(elius) SEV(erus) ALEXAND(er)  AVG(ustus)
P(ontifex)  M(aximus)  TR(ibunica) P(otestas) II  CO(n)S(ul)  P(ater) P(atriae)

denarius
223
silver

18 mm.
Rome

Obverse
Draped bust in a wreath and armor right
Legend: Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus
Reverse
Salus sitting left, throw a snake at the altar
Legend: Great Pontific People's Tribune 2 times Consul Father of the Fatherland

   
coin
IMP(erator) SEV(erus) ALEXANDER AVG(ustus)
P(ontifex) M(aximus) TR(ibunica) P(otestas) VIII CO(n)S(ul) III P(ater) P(atriae) / S(enatus) C(onsalto)

Sestertius
230
bronze

29 mm.
Rome

Obverse
Draped bust in a wreath and armor right
Legend: Emperor Severus Alexander Augustus
Reverse
Sol standing facing, head left, raising hand and holding globe
Legend: Great Pontific People's 8 times Tribune Consul 3 times Father of the Fatherland / Command of the Senate

   
coin
IMP(erator) ALEXANDER PIVS AVG(ustus)
P(ontifex) M(aximus) TR(ibunica) P(otestas) XII CO(n)S(ul) III P(ater) P(atriae) / S(enatus) C(onsalto)

Sestertius
233
bronze

29 mm.
Rome

Obverse
Draped bust in a wreath and armor right
Legend: Emperor Alexander Pius Augustus
Reverse
Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip
Legend: Great Pontific People's 12 times Tribune Consul 3 times Father of the Fatherland / Command of the Senate

   
coin
IMP(erator) ALEXANDER PIVS AVG(ustus)
SPES PVBLICA / S(enatus) C(onsalto)

As
230
copper

25 mm.
Rome

Obverse
Draped bust in a wreath and armor right
Legend: Emperor Alexander Happy Augustus
Reverse
Spes go left, holds flower and supports the skirt
Legend: Spes of the people / Command of the Senate

   
coin
M AUR
CEU ALEXADROC AU
 NIKAIE

AE2
222-235
copper

20 mm.
Nicaea, Bithynia Province

Obverse
Bust in a wreath right
Legend: Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus
Reverse
NIKAIE between the two standards