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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