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Aureus with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, to the right SEVERVS AVG PERT MAX Reverse: Emperor standing to the left, draped and veiled, holding branch in right hand and book in left FVNDA TO R PACIS

Provenance

By date unknown: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43 CH 8022, Zürich (Auction 21, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, May 17-18, 2001, lot 498); 2001: purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers; 2008: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA, December 17, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 200–201

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.33 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

2008.1422

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins