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Coin of Ephesus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Cult statue of Ephesian Artemis in center, between crescent and star. Two naked children, seated face to face, play astragals in front of statue. Inscription in Greek around. (see...

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Provenance

By 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, November 9, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Ephesus, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1983.415

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins