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Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right. IMPALEXAN DERPIVSAVG Reverse: Mars advancing right, carrying spear in right hand and shield on left arm. S C left and right, in field. MARS VLTOR

Provenance

By 1891: Rebecca Salisbury Collection; bequest of Rebecca Salisbury to MFA, January 6, 1892

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 231–235

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 21.78 gm.

Accession Number

92.136

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins