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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field. Reverse: At right, fisherman standing holding transverse fishing rod. At upper end of rod a basket and at lower end a fish. At left, Perseus stands with cult image of Apollo...

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Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 32.60 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.288

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins