Coin of Temenothyrae with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Poli. Iul. Blongas (?)

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Temenothyrae

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 24.62 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.818

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: Herakles standing, head right, lion’s skin over left arm, club in right hand.
At right, garlanded altar. At left, uncertain object.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 32); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour