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Denarius with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right. SEVERVS PIVSAVG Reverse: Septimius Severus sacrificing at an altar. VOTASVS CEPTAXX

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 202–210

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1332

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins