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Coin of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Mnesitheus Hermo[...]

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tyche standing to left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia. Inscription in Greek around and in field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1. (auction 12 of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2928); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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


Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 19.91 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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