Severus Alexander; AE Sestertius; Providentia
Description: Severus Alexander (222 - 235 AD). AE Sestertius, Rome mint 232 AD. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG; laureate bust right with draped far shoulder / PROVIDENTIA AVG, S-C; Providentia standing front holding two grain ears over modius and cornucopiae.
Diameter: AE30 mm
Weight: 23,7 g
Attribution: RIC 642
Commentary: dark green patina, flan crack on edge, two scratches on obverse, full clear legends
History: Severus Alexander was looking favourably upon Judaism and Christianity; he allowed a synagogue to be built in Rome and allegedly worshipped Jesus among a variety of other gods.
Article Number: 017-02-01-41652