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Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, right, with slight drapery on left shoulder. IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG Reverse: Providentia standing left, holding in right hand ears of grain over modius, and in left cornucopiae. PROVIDENTIAAVG

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 231–235

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 20.96 gm.

Accession Number

88.121

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins