Alexander Severus: last of the Severus dynasty

Alexander Severus: last of the Severus dynasty

2 October 2020, 23:44
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The Roman Emperor Alexander Severus is the last representative of the Severus family, with the end of whose rule in the state began times of political chaos. Born in 208, he led the Empire in 222 and ruled until the fall of 235. Alexander was named Alexian at birth, but the Emperor Heliogabalus adopted the boy and changed his name. After the death of Heliogabalus in a soldier's revolt in 222, Alexander Severus was declared Augustus.

In 226, the Emperor married Sallustia Orbiana, daughter Of the prefect, who in the same year was accused of attempting to kill Severus and executed. Her marriage to Sallust was annulled, and She was stripped of her title and sent into exile in Libya. The Emperor continued to rule with his mother, Julia Mamaea. In 231, they marched against the Persians, but the war was not very successful for Rome. Then the mother and son opposed the Alemanni, but it all ended in an attempt to bribe the German leaders. This idea did not appeal to the Legionnaires, and in 235 a revolt broke out, ending with the murder of Alexander Severus and his mother.

After the Emperor, there were many coins with his portrait. The profile is decorated with aureuses, denarii, sestertii, which have come down to our days in large numbers.
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