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Aureus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPCMAVRSEV ALEXANDAVG Reverse: Pax stands, head left, branch in right hand, scepter in left. PAXAETER NAAVG

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 144); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–228

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.95 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.455

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins