Coin of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Diophantus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 17.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.165

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: Emperor on horseback right, holding long sceptre.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 23); 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, May 8, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.