Aureus with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 200–201


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.33 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

2008.1422

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, to the right
SEVERVSAVG PERTMAX
Reverse: Emperor standing to the left, draped and veiled, holding branch in right hand and book in left
FVNDA TO R.PACIS

Provenance

May 17-18, 2001, anonymous sale (Auction 21), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, lot 498. 2001, purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers, Carlisle, MA; 2008, gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers