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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander laureate to right IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG. Reverse: Hope walking to left, flower in right. SPES PUBLICA SC

Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 231–235

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 12.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.460

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins