Alexandria Severus Alexander AD 222-235. Tetradrachm (AE; 23mm; 14.17g; 12h) 226-227. A KAI MAP AVR CEV AΛEΞANΔPOC EV Laureate and draped bust of Seveus Alexander to right. Rev. Nilus recumbent left, crowned with lotus, left arm rests on head of hippopotamus? right, holds reed and cornucopiae from which emerges little genius left, holding wreath to Nilus; left in field, L S (= year 6).
Alexandria p. 34 and p. 122 pl. 18 (this coin illustrated); BMC p. 214, 1674; Dattari; 4335; Dattari-Savio 9983 (this coin) Geissen 2442.
Ex Dattari coll.