Medallion with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 231–235


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 049.

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 31.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.246

Medium or Technique

Silver (with traces of gilding)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
IMPALEXAN DERPIVSAVG
Reverse: The Three Monetae holding cornucopiae in left hands, scales in their right; piles of coins (the three metals) at the feet of each.
AEQUITASAVGVS TI

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 3, p. 204, no. 15); by 1958: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., April 9, 1959, for $ 819.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour