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Aureus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right. IMPCMAVRSEV ALEXANDAVG Reverse: Severus Alexander standing left holds patera in right hand over lighted altar, scroll in left hand. PMTRPVI COSIIPP

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; November 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 227

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 6.40 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1621

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins