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Coin of Antioch with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right. IM PCAESSEVE RALEXANDE R (no crossbar on the As) Reverse: Wolf nursing twins to right. At left, tree. COLCAESANTIOCH (no crossbar on the As) In exergue: SR

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Antioch, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 22.28 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.2951

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins