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As with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right. SEVERVS PIVSAVG Reverse: Emperor on horseback right accompanied by three soldiers. PMTRPXVI in field: S C in ex.: PROFAVGG

Provenance

By date unknown: L. G. P. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W 1 (auction of the L. G. P. Messenger Collection, November 21, lot 186); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 208

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.597

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins