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Coin of Bostra with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. IMPCAESMAVRSEV - ALEXANDERAVG Reverse: Founder to right, hand raised, plowing with pair of humped cattle. Above, baetyl on altar approached by a flight of steps. N.TR.A - LEXANDRIANAE in ex.: COL.BOSTR

Provenance

By 1976: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 24, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Bostra, Arabia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 13.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1999.31

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins