Coin of Selge with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235

Mint: Pisidia, Selge


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 23.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

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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: On stepped platform, two round altars in front of two rectangular bases, each with styrax tree. At left, column with eagle, holding wreath in beak. At right, Nike holding wreath and palm on a column.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 64, Hôtel des Trois Rois au Rhin, Basel, January 30, 1984, lot 180); purchased at auction 64 by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; March 7, 1984: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour