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Double-sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander with short beard, laureate right, draped. IMP CAES M AVREL SEV ALEXANDER PIVS FELIX AVG Reverse: Severus Alexander, togate with mantle over head, standing left, sacrificing at an altar adorned and lighted, before a temple of 2 columns in which is a statue of...

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Provenance

By 1937: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, November 17, 1937

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman (?), Imperial Period (or Modern), A.D. 228 (or 19th/20th century)

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 050.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 45.58 gm.

Accession Number

37.1163

Medium or Technique

Bronze

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins