Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 196


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 22.35 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.2141

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, cuirassed, right.
LSEPTSEVPERT AVGIMPVIII
Reverse: Septimius, cuirassed, on horseback right, raising right hand. At right, soldier leading horse with right hand and holding spear in left.
ADVENTI AVGFELICISSIM O 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 451, 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