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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. IVLIA MAMA EAAVGVSTA Reverse: Felicitas, standing front, head left, legs crossed, holding caduceus in right hand and leaning on column with left elbow. FELICIT ASPVBLICA S C left and right in field.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–235

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 21.84 gm.

Accession Number

88.128

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins