Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 230–231

Mint: Egypt, Alexandria


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 21.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche reclining left on couch, rudder in right hand. Palm below.
Inscription in Greek for year 10 = AD 230/231.


By date unknown: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection (one of 302 Alexandrian coins [1985.1028–1985.1329] acquired by Godfrey Peckitt in Egypt prior to World War II); date unknown: inherited from Mrs.Godfrey Peckitt by Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; July 11, 1969: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 27, 1985

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule