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Coin of Thyatira with busts of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander, struck under Aur. Centaurus Dio

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Obverse: Busts of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander laureate, draped, cuirassed, confronting. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Helios, laurel branch in right hand, double axe in left, stands in frontal quadriga. (Inscription in Greek) (in exergue) (Inscription in Greek)

Provenance

By 1981: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (auction 11, November 20-21, lot 305); purchased by MFA from Frank Sternberg, October 13, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222

Mint

Thyatira, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 47 mm. Weight: 45.26 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1982.467

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins