Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Cilicia, Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 14.77 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.864

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Seveus Alexander to right.
Inscription in Greek. Countermark on neck.
Reverse: Athena to right, shield on left arm and spear in right hand striking at serpent-footed giant who hurls stone (?) with right hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour