Coin of Smyrna with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under S[...] Politus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 21.82 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Radiate bust of Helios facing draped bust of Selene at right.
Crescent behind Selene.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1983: with Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (Ariadne Galleries, Inc., auction, 983 Madison Avenue, New York 10021, Dec. 9, 1983, lot 112); purchased at auction by MFA; accessioned by MFA January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour