SILVER DENARIUS OF SEVERUS ALEXANDER AS CAESAR, ROME, AD 221-222.

SILVER DENARIUS OF SEVERUS ALEXANDER AS CAESAR, ROME, AD 221-222.

395.00

Obverse: M AVR ALEXANDER CAES, Bare-headed and draped bust of Severus Alexander facing right.

Reverse: PIETAS AVG, Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler (emblems of the priestly colleges).

RIC: 3. Sear: 7794. BMCRE: 266. [Rome, AD 221-222].

Weight: 3.0 g. Diameter: 20 mm.

An extremely rare denarius of Severus Alexander as Caesar, struck in the year he was adopted by his cousin Elagabalus as heir to the imperial throne at just 12 years of age. This is a superb example, well centred an struck on a large flan with subtle cabinet toning.

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