Coin of Perinthos with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Thrace, Perinthos

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 32.59 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.629

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, with Gorgon’s head on breastplate or aegis.
Inscription in Greek..
Reverse: In center, Zeus seated facing, with patera and scepter, eagle at feet.
Above, Helios in quadriga to right and Selene to left in biga of bulls.
Crescent above horses, star above bulls.
Below: recumbent Gaia and Thalassa.
Signs of zodiac around.
Inscription in Greek in field..

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to have been bought at auction in Istanbul); September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 175.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour