Your thoughts about this counterstamped Severus Alexander Setsertius

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by monetarium, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Hello friends,
    I keep learning about ancients and now I can identify this fella as Severus Alexander and the type of coin (sestertius) based on its size (about the same of a US 1/2 dollar.)
    However, I'm puzzled about the little stamp below the chin and the minting place.
    I found out that on the reverse there is an altar, but I couldn't find any info about the mint place and date.

    Any comments?

    Gratias! SA Sest a.JPG SA Sest B.JPG
     
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  3. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    cool coin

    ... it's all I've got ...

    :oops:
     
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  4. chrsmat71

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  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    My thought is that it is inappropriate to call a Provincial a sestertius and the letters I see might be Elagabalus rather than Severus Alexander. I do not recognize the type or city but it should be from a Colony status city.
     
  6. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Very interesting coin..
     
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  7. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Thanks, gentlemen!
     
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