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Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, right. LSEPTSEVE RVSPIVSAVG Reverse: Annona seated right holding corn ears. At right, winged genius and prow of ship. PMTRPXVIICOSIIIPP SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1912: with J. Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (J. Hirsch auction 31, May 6ff., 1912, lot 1509); by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (Glendining & Co. auction of Henry Platt Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-21, 1950, lot 1687); by 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 28, June 19-20,1964, lot 399); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., November 12, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 210

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 26.02 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.2035

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins