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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. IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG Reverse: Spes, draped, head left, stands holding flower in right hand, hem of skirt in left. SPESPVBLICA S C (left and right in field)

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. 231–235

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 20.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.476

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins