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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1519
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Severus Alexander; Rome
Denomination:  Dupondius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 231-235
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  11.84
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3531. Spink, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus Alexander, wearing radiate crown and short-beard, drapery over l. shoulder, facing r. Reverse: Providentia, draped and standing frontally, head facing l., holding two corn-ears in r. over modius and cornucopiae in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: LMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVC (Imperator Alexander Pius Augustus). Reverse: PEOVIDE-NTIA AVC S C (Imperial Generosity; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 643g

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Severus Alexander
Roman
207
235
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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