Medallic as with busts of Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 226


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 055.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.62 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.207

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Busts of Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea, laureate, diademed, draped, facing.
IMPSEVALEXANDAVGIVLIAMAMAEAAVG
MATERAVG (in exergue)
Reverse: Nymphaeum of Severus Alexander, adorned with statues and trophies within and above.
PMTRPV COSIIPP S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 782); by 1937: with Münzhandlung Basel (auction 8, March 22-23, 1937, lot 936); by 1958: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; gift of Edward Gans to MFA, April 12, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Gans