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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1748
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Severus Alexander; Trajan Decius; Mediolanum
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Lombardy: Milan
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  250-251
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.18
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 234. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
BIRBI-R1748.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Alexander, wearing radiate crown and short-beard, drapery over l. shoulder, facing r. Reverse: Eagle, with open wings, standing frontally on bar, head turned r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DIVO ΛLEXANDAO (Divine [Severus] Alexander). Reverse: CONSE-CAΔCIO (Consecrated).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 97 (Trajan Decius)

Notes:  Noticeable scratch marks on Alexander's neck, suggest possible deliberate defacement.

4 Related People

Trajan Decius
Roman

251
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Mediolanum
Roman; Ostrogothic


Severus Alexander
Roman
207
235
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