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Coin of Temenothyrae with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Marcus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Severus Alexander to right, with cuirass. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Herakles in garden of the Hesperides, club and lionskin on left hand and arm, right hand to head. Snake (? or bowcase ?) part of way up trunk of tree. Inscription in Greek around. ...

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Provenance

By 1982: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 12, November 18-19, 1982, lot 691); purchased at auction 12 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P. O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 12, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Temenothyrae, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 24.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1983.2

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins