Coin of Amphipolis with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 5.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.150

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: Polos-crowned or turreted female (the City) seated left, holding patera and sceptre-staff.
In exergue, fish to left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour