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Coin of Marcianopolis with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Fir. Philopappus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Hera, standing left, holds patera in right hand and sceptre in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Marcianopolis, Moesia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 8.64 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.422

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins