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Aureus with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped and cuirassed, to the right. SEVERVS PIVS AVG P M TR P VIIII Reverse: Frontal bust of Julia Domna, draped, between laureate and draped bust of Caracalla, on the left facing right, and draped and cuirassed bust of Geta, on the right facing...

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Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; by 1991: with Bank Leu A.G., In Gassen 20 CH 8001, Zürich (Auction 52, Greek and Roman Coins from a Distinguished American Collection, May 15, 1991, lot 223); by 2008: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43 CH 8022, Zürich (Auction 46, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Coins, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, April 2, 2008, lot 617); purchased at NAC 46 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; June 25, 2008: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 202

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.36 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2008.171

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins