Coin of Temenothyrae with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Marcus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Temenothyrae


Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 24.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Severus Alexander to right, with cuirass.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Herakles in garden of the Hesperides, club and lionskin on left hand and arm, right hand to head. Snake (? or bowcase ) part of way up trunk of tree.
Inscription in Greek around.


By 1982: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 12, November 18-19, 1982, lot 691); purchased at auction 12 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P. O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 12, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour