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Coin of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Diophantus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, holding long sceptre. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 23); 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, May 8, 1968

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Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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


Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 17.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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