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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1516
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 222-231
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  16.35
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1434. 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: Victory, winged and draped, standing facing r., foot on helmet, writing VOT X on shield fixed to palm-tree.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP SEV ΛLE-XANDER AVC (Imperator Severus Alexander Augustus). Reverse: VIGTORIH AVGVSTI S C (Victory of the Emperors; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 616b

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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