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ID:     35-189
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Syria, Phoenicia
City:     Ace-Ptolemais
Issuer:     Severus Alexander
Date Ruled:     221-235
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 17
Date Struck:     222-235
Diameter:     17 mm
Weight:     3.52 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP CAES M [AV]R S-EV ALE[XANDER AVG]
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     [COL]ONI-A PTOLEMAIS
Reverse Description:     Perseus standing left, holding head of Medusa and harpa
Primary Reference:     Kadman -
Reference2:     Rosenberger -;
Reference3:     Rouvier -
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Grade:     VF
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 35: Lot No. 189; (2) The reverse type of the hero Perseus was used earlier under Caracalla, Macrinus, and Elagabalus (Kadman 138, 153, and 161, respectively), but is not recorded for Severus Alexander.; (3) From the Kenneth Miller Collection of Ake-Ptolema├»s and Related Biblical Coins