Tetradrachm with bust of Empress Aquilia Severa, wife of Elagabalus - ROM2011_11731_77

ROM2011_11731_77

Tetradrachm with bust of Empress Aquilia Severa, wife of Elagabalus

Medium:Struck billon
Geography: Mint of Alexandria, Egypt
Date: 221 AD
Period: Reign of Elagabalus, Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
23.5 mm
Object number: 910.159.962
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman coinage
Description

This coin carries the image of Iulia Aquilia Severa, the fourth wife of Elagabalus.

A coin made of "billon" is ostensibly a coin of precious metal (silver or gold) but which is greatly debased with copper or copper-alloy.

Collection:
Roman WorldEgypt
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