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Magnetes. Severus Alexander. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 438. Estimate $100.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(438.1) THESSALY, Magnetes. Severus Alexander. As Caesar, AD 222. Æ Assarion (16mm, 2.09 g, 12h). ΜΑVAΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOC [K] from lower l., to r. circular, cuirassed bust of bare headed Severus Alexander r., border of dots / ΜΑΓΝΗΤ r. up, ΙΟΛΚΙΑ l. down; both retrograde , Artemis seated l. on throne with low back, holding pomegranate (or phiale) in extended r., border of dots. Franke, Αρτεμις, p. 63 (same dies). Good Fine, dark brown rough patina with smoother and lighter areas of higher relief; obverse marginally off centre; very rare. From the collections of Professor Thomas Ollive Mabbott and Robert Hecht.

Acquired from Baldwin’s, May 1970 for £ 10. Ex Robert Hecht and Hans Schulman, 6 June 1969 (Mabbott), 744.


(438.2) THESSALY, Magnetes. Severus Alexander. As Caesar, AD 222. Æ Diassarion (19mm, 4.18 g, 3h). ΜΑVT•ΑΛ l. up, the V and T in ligature, ЄΞΑΝΔΡΟCK r. down, draped, cuirassed and bare headed bust of Severus Alexander r., border of dots / APΓΩΜΑΓ from bottom r., to l. and circular; ΝΗΤΩΝ above circular, the ship Argo with rowers r., border of dots. Rogers 373, fig. 191 var. [different inscriptions]. Good Fine, green patina with several digs and a couple of bumps; rare.