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Coin of Perinthus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Demeter sits left, holding corn ears in right hand, torch in left. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Euripides S. Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides S. Sepheriades, December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Perinthus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 21.81 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

64.2152

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins