Aureus with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 202


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.36 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2008.171

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped and cuirassed, to the right.
SEVERVSPIVS AVGPMTRPX
Reverse: Frontal bust of Julia Domna, draped, between laureate and draped bust of Caracalla, on the left facing right, and draped and cuirassed bust of Geta, on the right facing left.
FELICITAS SAECVLI

Provenance

1991, private collection, United States; May 15, 1991, anonymous sale (Auction 52, from “a distinguished American collection”), Bank Leu, A.G., Zurich, lot 223. April 2, 2008, anonymous sale (Auction 46), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, lot 617, to Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Chicago; 2008, sold by Berk to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour