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Coin of Hyrgaleis with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Demeter stands, head left, holding three ears of corn in right hand, long torch in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 222

Mint

Hyrgaleis, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 10.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.552

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins