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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.79.1344
People
Severina, Roman (r. 274 - 275 CE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Alexandria under Severina
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
274-275 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/180138
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Billon
Metal
Bi
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
8.14 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Date on Object
Year 6
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: OVΛΠ CƐVH PINA CƐB
  • Reverse Inscription: ƐTOVC Ɛ
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Milne 4442; Dattari 5501
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.79.1344
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Severina r., draped, crowned with stephane.
Rev.: Elpis standing l., wearing long chiton and peplos, holding up flower in r. hand, with l. raising skirt of chiton behind.

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