Coin of Thyatira with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Mar. Pollianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Thyatira

Dimensions

Diameter: 48.5 mm. Weight: 47.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1986.357

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, aegis on cuirass.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bellerophon on horseback right, spearing Chimaera, also to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1986: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, September 17, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour