Coin of Apamea with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Po. Aelius Rufus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Apamea

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 24.13 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

64.1170

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Gorgoneion on breastplate.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche standing to left and Zeus Nikephoros enthroned to left.
Inscriptions In Greek around and in exergue.

(Note that the reverse legend is incorrect on the media screen. The letters with dots underneath should read: TP)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour