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Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, right. L SEPTSEVE RVSPIVSAVG Reverse: Septimius Severus, cuirassed, holding spear, stands with Caracalla and Geta on platform, addressing two soldiers and an officer standing at right. Legionary eagle held by one of the soldiers. PMTRP ...

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Provenance

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 270, partial); 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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 210

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 23.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.2140

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins