Medallion with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 226


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 052.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 13.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1070

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, with cuirass and paludamentum.
IMPCAESMAVRSEV ALEXANDERAVG
Reverse: Emperor seated to left on platform enriched with figures; beside him praetorian prefect and a soldier. Before him, Liberalitas. A citizen mounts the stairs of the podium.
PONTI FMAXTRPVCOS IIPP In ex.: LIBAVGIII

Provenance

By 1961: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 288- (this is the total price for 61.1068–61.1072)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour