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Sestertius with bust of Julia Mamaea, struck under Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Julia Mamaea, diademed, draped, right. IVLIAMAMAEA AVGVSTA Reverse: Venus seated left, holding scepter in left hand and Cupid on right hand. VENVS FELIX in ex.: SC


By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 469, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–235




Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 22.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

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