Coin of Baris with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235

Mint: Asia Minor: Pisidia, Baris


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 24.40 gm. Die Axis: 5

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On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Three athletes drawing lots, the central one reaching his hand into a vase. Over his head, prize crown. Palm branch at left and right.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue.


By 1982: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, Ch-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (auction 12, November 18-19, lot 692); purchased at auction 12 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; January 12, 1983: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour