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Coin of Alexandria Troas with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander right. MCE]ALE. .XANDER Obverse: Smithion seen from side and front. Statue of Apollo, on steps, holding patera to right. COLA [V]GA L. In ex.: TRO (see media screen for the inscriptions especially for the missing or unclear letters)

Provenance

Said to be from the Campion Collection, sale November 1937, lot 152, partial; by 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Alexandria Troas, Asia: Troas

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 6.79 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.457

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins