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Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, right, drapery on left shoulder. IMPSEVALE XANDERAVG Reverse: Victory stands right, left foot on helmet, supporting shield on trunk of palm tree, and writing: VOT/X (on shield set on trunk of palm tree). VICTORIAAVGVSTI ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 181, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–231

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 22.63 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

68.474

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins