Denarius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 231–235


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 2.89 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.551

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Reverse: Mars walking to right, shield on left arm, spear in right hand.
M A RS VLTOR

Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; December 1952: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III