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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Mesopotamia| > JD11788
Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Nisibis, Mesopotamia
|Roman| |Mesopotamia|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.,| |Nisibis,| |Mesopotamia|, Nisibis is the city of Netzivin in the Talmud. The Jews of Nisibis resisted the Roman conqueror, Trajan, to maintain Parthian rule. The city was taken only after a lengthy siege. After the it fell, Nisibis was laid waste and the massacre was so great that the houses, streets, and roads were strewn with corpses.
JD11788. Bronze AE 28, SNG Cop 234; BMC Arabia p. 120, 5; SNG Righetti 2618 var. (no star behind, etc.); SNG Milan 118 var. (same); SNG Hunterian -, VF, nice patina, flat strike in centers, Nisibis mint, weight 12.809g, maximum diameter 27.5mm, die axis 0o, 13 Mar 222 - Mar 235 A.D.; obverse AVT KAI MAP AV C AΛEΞAN∆POC CE-B, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse CEΠ KOΛO NECIBI MHT, bust of Tyche right, turreted, draped and veiled, ram (Aries) leaping right above with head turned back, star before and star behind; scarce; SOLD










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