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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1478
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Elveden Hoard
Maker:  Severus Alexander; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  226
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  2.79
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3673. From the Elveden Hoard, A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus Alexander, wearing laurel wreath, draped, facing r. Reverse: Severus Alexander, laureate and togate, standing facing l., sacrificing out of patera in r. over a lighted tripod and holding a scroll in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus). Reverse: ϒ M TR P V COS II P P (Head of the College of the Priests, Tribune for the Fifth Time, Consul for the Second Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 55

4 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Elveden Hoard



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