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Coin of Nesibis with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, with drapery on left shoulder. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Turreted bust of City-goddess right. Above, crab, sign of Aries, to right. At right, star. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nesibis, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 13.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.290

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins