Coin of Nesibis with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Mesopotamia, Nesibis

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 13.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.290

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, with drapery on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Turreted bust of City-goddess right.
Above, crab, sign of Aries, to right. At right, star.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour