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ID number:  BIRBI-R1474
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:  223
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.11
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 163. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus Alexander, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Salus, draped and seated facing l. on throne, feeding out of patera in r. a snake coiled round altar and resting l. arm on side of throne.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus). Reverse: P M TB P ɪɪ COS P P (Head of the College of the Priests, Tribune for the Second Time, Consul, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 32 var.

Notes:  The obverse figure is wearing a cuirass on this coin, unlike the RIC type.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Severus Alexander

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