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Medallion with busts of Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, facing bust of Julia Mamaea, with diadem. IMPSEVALEXANDAVGIVLIAMAMAEA below: MATERAVG Reverse: Severus Alexander, standing to right in military dress, with staff in left and sacrificing over tripod, is crowned by Virtus...

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Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 3, p. 245, no. 10); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, March 12, 1959, for $ 733.50 (this is the total price for 59.179-59.183)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman (?), Imperial Period (or Modern), about A.D. 230 (or 19th/20th century)

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 054.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 9.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.183

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions