As with head of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 202–210


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 9.36 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

35.232

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, right.
SEVERVS PIVSAVG
Reverse: Roma seated left holding Victory and parazonium; behind, shield.
VIRTVS AVGVSTOR SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25-28, 1924, lot 1177); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)