Coin of Byzantium with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under M. Aurelius Fronto

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Thrace, Byzantium

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 34.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

66.820

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to left, with spear and shield.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, holding spear.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Ancient cast?

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour