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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1514
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 230
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  20.84
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1433. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Severus Alexander, wearing laurel wreath, drapery on l. shoulder, facing r. Reverse: Sol, radiate, head facing l., standing r., raising r. and holding globe in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP SEV ALE-XΛNDER AVC (Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus). Reverse: P M TH P V-IIII COS III P γ S C (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Ninth Time, Consul for the Third Time, Father of the Fatherland; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 503

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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