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Coin with bust of Severus Alexander

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander to right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed. AVRSEVERVS ALE[XANDRV SAVC (?)] Reverse: Horse feeding right. Above: COLALEX in ex.: AVC

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–235

Mint

Alexandria Troas, Troas

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. weight: 5.72 gm. die axis: 7

Accession Number

84.590

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins