Medallion with busts of Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea
Imperial Period (or Modern)
about A.D. 230 (or 19th/20th century)
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 054.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 9.83 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour