Coin of Magydus with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Pamphylia, Magydus

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 18.30 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.836

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Priest? or athlete standing to right, holding pair of torches.
In the field, altar and cista?
In field at right, Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 51); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour