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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Severus Alexander| > RS27290
Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
|Severus| |Alexander|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.|, Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
RS27290. Silver denarius, RIC IV 27, BMCRE VI 101, Cohen IV 236, Choice VF, Rome mint, weight 2.755g, maximum diameter 21.1mm, die axis 180o, 223 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse P M TR P II COS P P (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power for two years, consul, father of the country), Pax standing facing, head left, olive branch in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; SOLD











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