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Coin of Etenna with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Youth stands, head to left, cornucopia in left hand. Dog stands on each side. At left, coiled snake. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1971: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., January 12, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Etenna, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 13.87 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.10

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins