Denarius with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 202–210


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1332

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right.
SEVERVS PIVSAVG
Reverse: Septimius Severus, veiled, standing to left, patera in right hand, sacrificing over an altar.
VOTASVS CEPTAXX

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse