Coin of Ephesus with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1983.415

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: Cult statue of Ephesian Artemis in center, between crescent and star.
Two naked children, seated face to face, play astragals in front of statue.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, November 9, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour