Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 210


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 24.57 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

68.710

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus, to right.
L SEPTSEVE RVSPIVSAVG
Reverse: Caracalla and Geta, veiled and togate, sacrifice over altar in center. Between them, and behind altar, stands Septimius Severus, veiled and togate.
PMTRPXVIIICOSIIIPP in exergue: SC

Provenance

By 1968: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Spink & Son, Numismatic Circular, October 1968, no. 7116); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd., November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour