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Coin of Tabala with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under P. Fronto and Agathephorus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Radiate horseman right, double-axe over left shoulder. Inscriptions in Greek around and below horse. (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

Tabala, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 9.25 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

64.1281

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins