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Medallion with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, with cuirass and paludamentum. IMPCAESMAVRSEV ALEXANDERAVG Reverse: Emperor seated to left on platform enriched with figures; beside him praetorian prefect and a soldier. Before him, Liberalitas. A citizen mounts the stairs of the podium....

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Provenance

By 1961: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 288- (this is the total price for 61.1068–61.1072)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 226

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 052.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 13.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1070

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions