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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Wreath. Inscription in Greek inside and around wreath. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1971: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, W.C. 2, England; October 13, 1971: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.,

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 25.44 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1971.338

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins