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Domitius Alexander

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Domitius Alexander on a follis. On the reverse, the personification of Carthage, his capital.

Lucius Domitius Alexander was vicarius of Africa when emperor Maxentius ordered him to send his son as hostage to Rome. Alexander refused and proclaimed himself Roman emperor in 308.

However, Rufus Volusianus and Zenas quickly dealt with the situation and Alexander was taken prisoner and then executed (ca. 311).

There is evidence in an inscription (CIL viii, 22183) that Alexander and Constantine allied themselves in opposition to Maxentius. P. Salama ("Recherches numismatiques sur l'usurpateur africain L. Domitius Alexander," Proceedings of the International Numismatic Congress, 1973, pg. 365, note 2) suggests that, at the latest, the pact was entered into by autumn of 310.Template:Roman-stubde:Domitius Alexander

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