Aureus with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 227


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 6.40 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1621

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right.
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Reverse: Severus Alexander standing left holds patera in right hand over lighted altar, scroll in left hand.
PMTRPVI COSIIPP

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; November 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour