A.K.Collection: Coin ID M05 from Lot no. 1151

   

Severus Alexander AD 222-235. Denarius (AR; 18-20mm; 2.93g; 7h) Eastern mint, Antioch (?) 222. IMR (sic) C M AVR SEV [ALEX]AND AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P COS P P Fortuna standing to left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left; in left field, star.

IMR instead of IMP: indicates that the engraver did not know Latin very well; he reads Greek Rho and translated it into R.

BMC p. 215, 1027var; C. 223var; mt 9, 2008 p.146f. and pl. 24 (this coin illustrated); RIC -.

Ex F. Sternberg 13, Zurich 17-18 Nov 1983, 873.

 

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