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Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Pella, Macedonia
Pella was founded in 399 B.C. by King Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."
RB79934. Bronze AE 24, Varbanov III
3735 (R4), SNG ANS 6
6479, SNG Cop
-, F, superb
portrait, attractive green patina
, tight flan
11.112g, maximum diameter
24.2mm, die axis
, 13 Mar 222 - Mar 235 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR
SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust
COL IVL AVG PELLA
, city-goddess seated left, kalathos
, right hand raised to shoulder; $110.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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