As with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 229


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.553

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right.
IMPSEVALE XANDERAVG
Reverse: Emperor in quadriga right, eagle-topped scepter in left hand.
PMTRPVIII COSIII in ex.: SC

Provenance

Said to be from the Lincoln sale, July 1908 and possibly also from the H. P. Hall Collection (Glendining & Co. Ltd. auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part 2, 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, November 16-17, 20-21, 1952, lot 1812, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III