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As Orbiana - 3rd wife of Alexander


ORBIANA, under Severus Alexander. AE As. Rome, 225 AD. Obv. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG Diademed and draped bust r. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM Concordia seated l., holding patera and double cornucopiae; in exergue, SC RIC 656 (S); Cohen 5 (15 F) Rare type issued for her mariage with Alexander. Alexander's mother, Mamea, became quickly jealous and forced him to banish Orbiana to Africa. Green patina, some slight smoothing on obv. legend. Ex. FLAN (Ebay), 15 Dec. 2002

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