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Coin of Colbassa with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Warrior stands, head left, holding spear in right hand, sword in left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1965: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 225–235

Mint

Colbassa, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 5.44 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.197

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins