Coin of Hyrgaleis with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Hyrgaleis


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 20.61 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, aegis on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Horseman right, doubleaxe in right hand. At right, snake coiled around tree.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Waddell Auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York, December 9, 1982, lot 363); by 1986: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (Waddell List 25, no. 108); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., January 21, 1987

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour