Coin of Amasea with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 232


Mint: Pontus, Amasea

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.91 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

59.334

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Altar, on which eagle with wings spread; above, quadriga of Helios facing.
Inscriptions in Greek around and above.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 29); purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, June 9, 1959, for $ 17.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour