Bimetallic Medallion of Emperor Severus Alexander

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016

Medallions with designs similar to coins could be worn as a symbol of allegiance, or given as prestigious gifts. They were specifically intended to be attractive, as display or presentation pieces. Bimetallic medallion of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus (Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus, reigned 222-235 CE). Circa 231 CE, from Rome, Italy. (The British Museum, London).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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