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ID number:  BIRBI-R1513
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Severus Alexander; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 228
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  25.79
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1432. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus Alexander, wearing laurel wreath and short-beard, drapery on l. shoulder, 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 ^LE-XΛNDER AVC (Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus). Reverse: P M TH P VII C-OS II P P S C (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Seventh Time, Consul for the Second Time, Father of the Fatherland; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 482

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