Coin of Acrasus with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Acrasus

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 7.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1262

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hygieia and Asklepios standing front, heads facing each other.
Hygieia, at left, feeds serpent.
Asklepios, at right, leans on serpent-staff.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

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