Dupondius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 231–235


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 10.62 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

68.508

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Radiate bust of Severus Alexander to right, drapery on left shoulder.
IMPALEXAN DERPIVSAVG
Reverse: Providentia standing, head left, holding anchor in left hand, corn ears in right over modius filled with corn ears.
PROVIDENTIAAVG in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 196, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour