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Coin of Philadelphia with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Iul. Aristo Iulianus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Horse pacing right on back of which is a coiled serpent. 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

Philadelphia, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 12.14 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1194

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins