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Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. SEVERVS PIVSAVG Reverse: Victory driving biga right. Above: VICTORI[AE] AVG G 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 272); by 1964: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 9, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 202–210




Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 29.07 gm. Die Axis: 12

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