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Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. SEVERVSAVG PARTHMAX Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, holding spear. OPTIMOPRINC.S.P.Q .R.PMTRPVIIII SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 28, June 19-20, 1964, lot 397); purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen A.G., November 12, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 201

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 30.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.2034

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins