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: 30 mm. Weight: 11.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.222

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: Agonistic table, on which are two prize urns, each containing palm; between them, a purse; beneath table, vase, and on either side of it an aspergillum.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 118); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour