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Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right. IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG Reverse: Sun, radiate, walking left raising right hand and holding whip. PMTRP XIIIICOSIIIPP S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 235

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 20.32 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.234

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins