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As with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right. IMPSEVALE XANDERAVG Reverse: Emperor in quadriga right, eagle-topped scepter in left hand. PMTRPVIII COSIII in ex.: SC

Provenance

Said to be from the Lincoln sale, July 1908 and possibly also from the H. P. Hall Collection (Glendining & Co. Ltd. auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part 2, 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, November 16-17, 20-21, 1952, lot 1812, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 229

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.553

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins