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Coin of Amphipolis with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Polos-crowned or turreted female (the City) seated left, holding patera and sceptre-staff. In exergue, fish to left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 5.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.150

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins