Coin with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 20.20 gm. Die axis: 5

Accession Number

84.763

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Three temples, the center one seen in front view, the others cornerwise..
Inscriptions in Greek above, around, and in exergue.

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America