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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


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

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Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

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


Alexandria Troas, Troas


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

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins