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Sestertius with head of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, bearded, right. LSEPTSEVPE RTAVGIMPII Reverse: Hercules, naked, on left, resting right hand on club, set on ground, holding lion-skin on left arm; at right, Liber, naked, holding cup in right and thyrsus in left; in center, panther standing left....

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Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 267, partial); by 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 194

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.42 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.143

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins