Coin of Nicaea with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 7.34 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.526

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
Countermark and inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Dionysos, with thyrsos, on a panther which is standing to right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 605); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour