Coin of Perinthus with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Thrace, Perinthus

Dimensions

Diameter: 42.5 mm. Weight: 37.16 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1974.143

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, gorgoneion on cuirass, aegis on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in raised right hand.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1973: with A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., March 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour