Coin of Philadelphia with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Iul. Aristo Iulianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Philadelphia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 11.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1121

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Within distyle arched shrine, statue of Aphrodite to right holding mirror in left hand and arranging hair with right. Dolphin downwards at feet right.
Greek inscriptions in field, around, and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour