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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1495
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Severus Alexander; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 228-231
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.12
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3876. Spink, 1962.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus Alexander, wearing laurel wreath and short-beard, facing r. Reverse: Severus Alexander (dressed as Romulus?), bare-headed, walking facing r., carrying spear in r. and trophy in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP SEV ALE-XAND AV6 (Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus). Reverse: VIRT-VS AVG (To the Courage of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 224

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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Rome
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