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Coin of Amasea with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tyche stands to left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Liste 333, April 1972, no. 30); November 13, 1972: purchased from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 225–226

Mint

Amasea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 22.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.1016

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins