Aureus with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 203


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

54.657

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
SEVERVS PIVSAVG
Reverse: Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; under seat, wheel.
P.M.TRP.XI COSIII.P.P

Provenance

By date unknown: with Gerhard Hirsch, Weinstrasse 4/V, Munich (Gerhard Hirsch auction, April 27, 1954, lot 616); June 10, 1954: purchased by MFA from Gerhard Hirsch for $ 220.50

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour