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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: Agonistic table, on which are two prize urns, each containing palm; between them, a purse; beneath table, vase, and on either side of it an aspergillum. Inscriptions in Greek around and in...

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Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 118); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 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 mm. Weight: 11.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.222

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins