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Coin of Aspendus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Apollo standing left with laurel branch in right hand, tripod under left arm. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (purchased at Side, July 1961); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Aspendus, Pamphylia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.561

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins