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Aureus with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. SEVERVS PIVSAVG Reverse: Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; under seat, wheel. P.M.TRP.XI COSIII.P.P

Provenance

By date unknown: with Gerhard Hirsch, Weinstrasse 4/V, Munich (Gerhard Hirsch auction, April 27, 1954, lot 616); June 10, 1954: purchased by MFA from Gerhard Hirsch for $ 220.50

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 203

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

54.657

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins