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ID number: BIRBI-R1496
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Plevna Hoard
Maker: Severus Alexander; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: AD 228-231
Diameter (cm): 2.00
Weight (g): 3.19
Axis (degrees): 225.00
Provenance: Haines 644. From a find near Plevna, Bulgaria, 1922. Acquired through the British Museum, 1923.
Description: Obverse: Head of Severus Alexander, wearing laurel wreath and short-beard, drapery over l. shoulder, facing r. Reverse: Severus Alexander, in military dress and standing facing l., foot on helmet, holding globe in r. and spear reversed in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG (Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus). Reverse: VIR-TVS AVG (To the Courage of the Emperor).
Bibliography: RIC IV 226B
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