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Denarius with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right. IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG Reverse: Mars Ultor walking right, holding upright spear in right hand and shield on left arm. MARS VLTOR

Provenance

Source Unknown; accessioned by MFA, 1932

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 231–235

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.35 gm.

Accession Number

32.1285

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins