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Coin of Magydus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Priest? or athlete standing to right, holding pair of torches. In the field, altar and cista? In field at right, Greek letter. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 51); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Magydus, Pamphylia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 18.30 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.836

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins