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ID:     3-429
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Severus Alexander
Date Ruled:     AD 222-235
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 223
Weight:     6.55 g
Obverse Legend:     IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Obverse Description:     laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     P M TR P II COS P P
Reverse Description:     Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC 0018
Reference2:     Calico 3088a
Reference3:     BMCRE 0086 cf.
Reference4:     Cohen 0228
Photograph Credit:     Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC
Source:     http://geminiauctions.com
Price Sold For:     5250 USD
Date Sold:     09.01.2007
Notes:     Gemeni Auction 3, Lot 429. This aureus is an obverse variant of BMCRE 86 and of Cohen 228, who cites the same BM coin. That coin has a draped bust only, not draped and cuirassed, and the obverse legend breaks above the head, whereas it is unbroken on the present specimen.