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Coin of Perinthus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor, togate, stands on ship, and is crowned by Serapis. In bow, Pharia stands holding veil. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Perinthus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 37.20 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1240

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins