Coin of Neocaesarea with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 226


Mint: Pontus, Neocaesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.44 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.1186

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: Tyche standing front, head left, in distyle temple. Cornucopia in left hand, right hand raised.
Inscriptions in Greek either side of Tyche and around temple.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour