Stunning ‘sensual’ queen fresco discovered in Pompeii https://www.foxnews.com/science/stunning-sensual-queen-fresco-discovered-in-pompeii Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Bithynia, Nikomedia. Æ (19mm,3.28 gm, 2h). Obv: M AVP CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, radiate draped bust right. Rev NIKOMIΔ-EΩN DIC NEΩ(KORΩN in exergue), Leda standing facing, head right and holding drapery, which Zeus, in the guise of a swan, seizes her robe in an attempt to disrobe and rape her...and finally succeeds. Leda subsequently gave birth to Polydeukes (and Helen?). SNG Copenhagen__-; SNG von Aulock__-; BMC Pontus, etc.__-; Waddington, Rec. Gen. I 3, 557, 316, pl. 96, 22; Mionnet Supp. V pg. 206, 1220. Notwithstanding the absence from many major references, I have seen about six examples in sales over the last four years. The only Roman Provincial coin depicting this scene.