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Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate and in armor, right. LSEPTSEVPERT AVGIMPVIII Reverse: Fortuna standing left holding rudder, resting on globe, and cornucipia; behind Fortuna, wheel. PMTRPIIII COSIIPP S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 195–196

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 23.16 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

34.1420

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins