Severus Alexander

222 - 235 A.D.

Severus Alexander was a beloved cousin of Elagabalus and who was named Caesar while Elagabalus was still emperor. When the eccentric Elagabalus was eliminated, both the Senate and the army quickly hailed him as emperor hoping to put behind them the bizarre episode of Elagablaus's reign. Alexander delivered on that count being more or less a normal person. However, the empire was going through tough times and the army desired strong leadership and a visionary who could pull them out of their precarious state of affairs. Unfortunately for him, he wasn't the right person. The army had had enough when Alexander decided to end a barbarian invasion by paying off the aggressors rather than fight. The demoralizing blow culminated in a small riot that ended with him being murdered.

AR Denarius

RIC 5d, Cohen 204 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.


RIC 7c, Cohen 207 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Mars standing left, holding olive branch and scepter.


RIC 14c, Cohen 218 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Salus seated left, feeding snake with patera in right hand; left elbow on arm of chair: snake rising from altar to feed.


RIC 14d AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Salus seated left, feeding snake with patera in right hand; left elbow on arm of chair: snake rising from altar to feed.


RIC 19, Cohen 229 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and horned
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.


RIC 23, Cohen 231 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP - Mars standing left, holding branch and reversed spear.


RIC 27, Cohen 236 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG, laureled, draped bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP, Pax standing front, head left, holding olive branch and sceptre.


RIC 32, Cohen 247 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: PMTRPCOS - Mars standing left, holding branch and reversed spear; in left field, a star. Lot sold for $19 11/14/01.


RIC 37, Cohen 251 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSPP - Mars standing left, holding olive branch and a reversed spear. Lot sold for $20 11/5/01.


RIC 44c, Cohen 256 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSPP - Alexander standing left, holding globe and reversed spear.


RIC 45, Cohen 260 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIIICOSPP - Mars standing left, holding branch and reversed spear.


RIC 48, Cohen 270 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSPP - Alexander standing left, holding globe and reversed spear.


RIC 50, Cohen 276 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: PMTRPIIIICOSPP - Alexander standing left, sacrificing using patera over tripod altar and holding scroll. Lot sold for $26 11/9/01.


RIC 53, Cohen 281 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPVCOSIIPP - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 55, Cohen 289 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: PMTRPVCOSIIPP - Emperor standing left, holding patera over tripod altar.


RIC 61, Cohen 305 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPVICOSIIPP - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 64, Cohen 312 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPVICOSIIPP - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Lot sold for $7 12/15/01.


RIC 67, Cohen 319 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPVICOSIIPP - Pax running left, holding branch and scepter.


RIC 70, Cohen 325 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPVICOSIIPP - Alexander sacrificing left, draped and holding patera over altar.


RIC 71, Cohen 256 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSPP - Alexander standing left, holding globe and reversed spear.


RIC 85, Cohen 351 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PMTRPVIICOSIIPP - Romulus advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 101a, Cohen 388 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: PMTRPVIIIICOSIIIPP - Sol standing front, head left with right hand raised in salute and other hand holding a globe. Lot sold for $27 11/8/01.


RIC 101b, 388 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right, draped left shoulder.
Rev: PMTRPVIIIICOSIIIPP - Sol standing left, holding right hand up in salute and whip.


RIC 102b, 391 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right, draped left shoulder.
Rev: PMTRPVIIIICOSIIIPP - Sol standing right, head turned left, holding right hand up in salute and globe.


RIC 105, Cohen 401 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right, draped left shoulder.
Rev: PMTRPVIIIICOSIIIPP - Alexander standing right in military uniform, holding transverse spear and globe.


RIC 108, Cohen 409 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PMTRPXCOSIIIPP - Mars standing left holding hand on shield and spear.


RIC 109, Cohen 411 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPXCOSIIIPP - Sol standing left holding right hand up in salute and globe.


RIC 112c AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPXICOSIIIPP - Sol standing left holding right hand up in salute and globe.


RIC 112d AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPXICOSIIIPP - Sol standing left holding right hand up in salute and globe.


RIC 114c, Cohen 434 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped
Rev: PMTRPXICOSIIIPP - Sol standing left, holding right hand high in salute and a whip.


RIC 120, Cohen 440 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: PMTRPXIICOSIIIPP - Sol standing left, holding right hand high in salute and a whip.


RIC 127, Cohen 91 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: AEQVITASAVG - Equity standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 127d AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG -Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 124, Cohen 452 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: ABVNDANTIAAVG - Abundantia standing right, emptying contents of her cornucopia. Lot sold for $13 11/6/01.


RIC 133, Cohen 23 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: ANNONA - Annona standing left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopia.


RIC 139, Cohen 52 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Fides standing left and holding a standard in each hand.


RIC 139c, Cohen 52 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Fides standing front, head left, with a standard in each hand. Lot sold for $26 11/7/01.


RIC 141, Cohen 70 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.


RIC 144, Cohen 95 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: IOVIVLTORI - Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and scepter.


RIC 148 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVG - Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.


RIC 154c, Cohen 128 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: LIBERITASAVGIII - Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.


RIC 156, Cohen 152 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: LIBERTASAVG - Libertas standing left, holding pileus and cornucopia.


RIC 160c, Cohen 173 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: MARTIPACIFERO - Mars standing left, holding branch and reversed spear.


RIC 165, Cohen 183 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PAXAETERNAAVG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.


RIC 168, Cohen 187 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: PAXAVG - Pax advancing left, holding an olive branch and a scepter. Lot sold for $17 11/8/01.


RIC 170 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PIETASAVG - Pietas standing left, holding right hand over altar and incense box in left arm.


RIC 174, Cohen 512 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe at feet, and spear in left hand.


RIC 180, Cohen 563 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory running left with wreath in right hand and palm branch in left.


RIC 180a, Cohen 564 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Lot sold for $16 11/15/01.


RIC 182c, Cohen 576 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: VIRTVSAVG - Virtus standing right, holding reversed spear and left hand atop shield, at front and on the ground, keeping it vertical. Lot sold for $31 11/1/01.


RIC 184a, Cohen 1 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: ABVNDANTIAAVG - Abundantia standing right, emptying contents of her cornucopia. Lot sold for $26 11/6/01.


RIC 190a, Cohen 32 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: ANNONAAVG - Annona standing right, holding rudder on a globe and modius, at her foot a prow of a galley. Lot sold for $21 11/10/01.


RIC 193, Cohen 51 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Fides seated left and holding a standard in each hand.


RIC 198, Cohen 71 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; at feet left, Alexander.


RIC 202, Cohen 92 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG. laureate head right.
Rev: IOVISTATORI. Jupiter standing front, head turned to right, holding scepter and thunderbolt.


RIC 208, Cohen 191 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: PERPETVITATIAVG - Perpetuitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, holding a globe and scepter.


RIC 212a, Cohen 556 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. Lot sold for $13 11/4/01.


RIC 218a AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTI - Victory standing right, inscribing a shield with VOT X.


RIC 219 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG; Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAVGVSTI; Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing VOT X on shield.


RIC 224, Cohen 584 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: VIRTVSAVG - Romulus advancing right, holding spear and trophy. Lot sold for $19 11/13/01.


RIC 226, Cohen 586 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG - Alexander walking left, stepping on helmet, holding globe and reversed spear.


RIC 235, Cohen 76 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped and cuirassed.
Rev: IOVIPROPVGNATORI - Jupiter standing front, head turned right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt.


RIC 238, Cohen 83 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped and cuirassed.
Rev: IOVIPROPVGNATORI - Jupiter standing front, head turned right, holding an eagle and preparing to hurl javelin (thunderbolt).


RIC 239, Cohen 84 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped
Rev: IOVIPROPVGNATORI - Jupiter standing front, head turned right, holding an eagle and preparing to hurl thunderbolt.


RIC 246c, Cohen 161 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped.
Rev: MARSVLTOR - Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield at the ready for action position.


RIC 246d, Cohen 161 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped and cuirassed
Rev: MARSVLTOR - Mars advancing right with spear and shield at the ready while cape billows in wind.


RIC 250a, Cohen 501 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopia.


RIC 250b, Cohen 501 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate head right, draped left shoulder.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopia.


RIC 252a, Cohen 508 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding corn ears, an anchor, and at her front, a modius. Lot sold for $15 11/7/01.


RIC 252b, Cohen 508 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding corn ears over modius and anchor.


RIC 254c, Cohen 543 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA - Spes walking left, holding flower and raising skirt.


RIC 254d, Cohen 546 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped and cuirassed.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA - Spes walking left, holding flower and raising skirt.


RIC 262, Cohen 201 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: PMTRPCOS - Mars standing left, holding branch and reversed spear; in left field, a star. Lot sold for $10 11/13/01.


RIC 266, Cohen 207 AR Denarius Obv: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: SPESPVBLICA - Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt with left hand.


RIC 271d, Cohen 470 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPIICOSIIPP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear; shield behind and under her.


RIC 274, Cohen 11 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; * in left field.


RIC 281 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: LIBRALITASAVG - Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.


RIC 294, Cohen 495 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PROVIDDEORVM - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia.


RIC 302, Cohen 561 AR Denarius Obv: IMPSEVALEXANDAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory standing right, holding wreath and palm.


Sestertius

RIC 468, Cohen 326 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: PMTRPVICOSIIPP, S C across fields, Alexander standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar.


RIC 465, Cohen 320 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG. Head right laureate, bust draped.
Rev: PMTRPVICOSIIPP. Pax running left, holding olive-branch and scepter.