Medallion with busts of Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea

Roman (?)
Imperial Period (or Modern)
about A.D. 230 (or 19th/20th century)


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 054.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 9.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.183

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, facing bust of Julia Mamaea, with diadem.
IMPSEVALEXANDAVGIVLIAMAMAEA below: MATERAVG
Reverse: Severus Alexander, standing to right in military dress, with staff in left and sacrificing over tripod, is crowned by Virtus at left; at right stands Jupiter with scepter in left hand and fulmen in right.
FIDESMILI TVM

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 3, p. 245, no. 10); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, March 12, 1959, for $ 733.50 (this is the total price for 59.179-59.183)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour