Severus Alexander Nicaea Fine

Born around A.D.208 Alexander was put on the throne in A.D. 222, the last of the Severan Dynasty. The young emperor was popular with the people but relied heavily on his mother, Julia Mamaea, alienating the army who eventually murdered them both in A.D. 235 in Mainz, Germany. These bronze coins were struck throughout his reign in the city of Nicaea, the modern Turkish town of Iznik. It is famous historically for the later Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325 by Constantine the Great which formed the basis for Christianity today. These coins have Greek writing, show Severus Alexander’s bust on the obverse with three or four army standards on the reverse. We offer them here in Fine. Get a coin almost 1800 years old from the birthplace of the Christian Creed.
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SKU: ARC0002
£19.95
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Continuing our series of the famous Constantinian Dynasty we offer Crispus, the son who was second only to Constantine before being executed. A 1700-year-old mystery that will likely never be solved. Flavius Julius Crispus was born around A.D. 300, the son of Constantine the Great by his first wife Minervina. Made Caesar in A.D. 317 Crispus had a very successful military career, even helping his father to overcome and defeat the rival emperor LiciniusIinA.D. 324. He was all but heir to the throne but inA.D. 326 he was mysteriously executed on the orders of his father, Constantine the Great. The best theory we have is that his stepmother, the Empress Fausta, engineered it for her own son’s advancement as shortly after Fausta herself was dead on the orders of her devastated and furious husband. These bronze coins were struck in the early A.D. 320s and have various reverses. Crispus does not reign long and after his death, a ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ was enacted meaning his coins are Scarce, and we have limited stock available for this coin. These coins remain some of the best sources of information for him being Caesar. We offer them here in Fine, do not miss out.
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