Coin of Tabae with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235

Mint: Asia: Caria, Tabae


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 25.79 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander, right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
Countermark: B Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Hexastyle temple with statue of Artemis huntress to right.
Inscriptions in Greek.
Contorniate edges on the coin.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2903); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour