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ID:     158980
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     PONTUS
City:     Amasia
Issuer:     Severus Alexander
Date Ruled:     AD 222-235
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 38
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 222-235
Diameter:     38 mm
Weight:     21.84 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Legend:     AYT•K•CEOYHPOC AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOC (HP ligate)
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Reverse Legend:     AΔΡ CEY AΛΕΞ ΑMA CIA MHT NEΩ (MH ligate) / ΠΡΟΠΟΝ / •ET• •CKH•
Reverse Description:     high altar upon which eagle stands facing; above, Sol in facing quadriga, holding whip; tree to left of altar; •ET• •CKH• across fields
Primary Reference:     RG 101
Reference2:     BMC Pontus 39
Reference3:     cf. SNG Cop 119
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, black-green patina with gray-green overtones.