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Coin of Stratonicea with head of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate head of Severus Alexander right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Zeus on throne left holding patera in right hand, sceptre in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Stratonicea, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.85 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.1379

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins