Coin of Amasea with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 226–227

Mint: Pontus, Amasea


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 25.40 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: View of Amaseia, fortifications left and right, with temple in background and foreground. Tomb at left of temple in foreground.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

(Date in Greek is year 228 = A.D. 226/7).


By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, Dec. 9, 1982, lot 64); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour