Coin of Perinthos with bust of Severus Alexander
Mint: Thrace, Perinthos
Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 32.59 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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..
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour