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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)


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


Nesibis, Mesopotamia


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

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The Ancient World


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