Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 201


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 30.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.2034

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
SEVERVSAVG PARTHMAX
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, holding spear.
OPTIMOPRINC.S.P.Q .R.PMTRPVIIII SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 28, June 19-20, 1964, lot 397); purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen A.G., November 12, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour