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Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, head turned right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tyche seated on rock left holds corn ears in right hand. River-god swims to left at feet. Column on each side of her with inscription as arch. Inscriptions in Greek as arch, and at...

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Inscription

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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

Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 13.78 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1172

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins