Coin of Amasea with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 225–226


Mint: Pontus, Amasea

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 22.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.1016

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: Tyche stands to left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Inscription in Greek around and in fields.

Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Liste 333, April 1972, no. 30); November 13, 1972: purchased from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock