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Coin of Thyatira with bust of Severus Alexander

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

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: said to be with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2911, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Thyatira, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 6.99 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.550

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins