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ID:     28537
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     EGYPT
City:     Alexandria
Issuer:     Severus Alexander
Date Ruled:     13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
Metal:     Billon
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     A.D. 29 Aug 232 - 28 Aug 233
Diameter:     23.6 mm
Weight:     9.886 g
Obverse Legend:     Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ C ΣΥ ΑΛΣΞΑΝ∆ΡΟC Σ
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     L IB
Reverse Description:     Bust of Alexandria right, wearing cap with three turrets and brim, chiton and peplos, palm in front (year 12)
Mint:     Alexandria
Primary Reference:     cf. Dattari 4260
Reference2:     Geissen 2473
Reference3:     Milne 3123
Reference4:     BMC Alexandria p. 215, 1684, Emmett 3087 (variations in obverse endings on refs, uncertain on our coin)
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS