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Coin of Nesibis with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate bustof Severus Alexander to right. Drapery on left shoulder. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Turreted, veiled, draped bust of Tyche right. Above, sign of Aries. In field right, star. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Nesibis, Mesopotamia


Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.57 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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