Coin of Bostra with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Arabia, Bostra

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 13.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1999.31

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
IMPCAESMAVRSEV - ALEXANDERAVG
Reverse: Founder to right, hand raised, plowing with pair of humped cattle. Above, baetyl on altar approached by a flight of steps.
N.TR.A - LEXANDRIANAE in ex.: COL.BOSTR

Provenance

By 1976: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 24, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour