Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 210


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 23.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.2140

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, right.
L SEPTSEVE RVSPIVSAVG
Reverse: Septimius Severus, cuirassed, holding spear, stands with Caracalla and Geta on platform, addressing two soldiers and an officer standing at right. Legionary eagle held by one of the soldiers.
PMTRP X[VII]ICOSIIIPP SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 270, partial); by 1964: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour