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ID number: BIRBI-R1748
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Severus Alexander; Trajan Decius; Mediolanum
Place made: Lombardy: Milan
Date made: 250-251
Diameter (cm): 2.20
Weight (g): 4.18
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 234. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
Description: Obverse: Head of Alexander, wearing radiate crown and short-beard, drapery over l. shoulder, facing r. Reverse: Eagle, with open wings, standing frontally on bar, head turned r.
Inscriptions: Obverse: DIVO ΛLEXANDAO (Divine [Severus] Alexander). Reverse: CONSE-CAΔCIO (Consecrated).
Bibliography: RIC IV 97 (Trajan Decius)
Notes: Noticeable scratch marks on Alexander's neck, suggest possible deliberate defacement.
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