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Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right. IMPSEVALE XANDERAVG Reverse: Severus Alexander in military dress standing left, right foot on helmet, holding globe in right hand and reversed spear in left. VIRTVS AVGVSTI S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1892: Miss Rebecca Salisbury Collection; bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury to MFA, January 6, 1892

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–231

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 19.78 gm.

Accession Number

92.142

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins