As with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 229


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 10.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.521

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, slightly draped.
IMPSEVALE XANDERAVG.
Reverse: Emperor in quadriga right, reins and eagle-topped scepter in left hand, right hand extended.
PMTRP VIIICOSIII PP in exergue: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 196, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour