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Medallion with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to left, seen from behind, shield over left shoulder. LSEPTIMIVSSEVERVS PERTINAXAVGIMPIIII Reverse: Mars walks to right, trophy over left shoulder and spear in right hand. MARS PATER

Provenance

By 1974: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., June 12, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 194

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 55.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1974.414

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions