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Roman, Severus Alexander, Silver Denarius
59850. Silver denarius, SRCV II 7923, RIC IV 252, RSC III 508a, BMCRE VI 813, VF, scratches, 3.143g, 19.8mm, 0o, Rome mint, 231 - 235 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder

Combined photo of coin with bust of Alex for comparison. Love the detail in the hair, eye, and beard. He looks a bit concerned.
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Album name:Colby S / Superb and Masterpiece Portraits Gallery
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Date added:Sep 16, 2014
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*Alex  [Sep 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM]
Nice presentation.
Banjaxed  [Jul 10, 2015 at 12:33 PM]
Beautiful coin, and I go like the portrait. I love seeing the bust here for comparison-it shows you what the die engravers had to work with with poor Alex. I mean, he looks like a hipster Barista! The coin engravers did their very best to make him look imperial, and this coin is a good effort on their part.