In 231, Severus Alexander accompanied his mother Julia Mamaea to Syria and campaigned against the Persians. Military command rested in the hands of his generals, but his presence gave additional weight to the empire’s policy. The Romans were defeated and withdrew to Syria. After heavy losses on both sides, a truce was signed accepting the status quo. In 233, Alexander celebrated a triumph in Rome to commemorate his “victory.”
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Mars walking right, holding spear and shield
MARS VLTOR, S-C across
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