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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 to right. Countermark at mark. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Infant Zeus facing on throne; on each side and behind three Kuretes beating shields. Inscription in Greek. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

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: 30 mm. Weight: 10.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1173

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins