Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 195–196


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 23.16 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

34.1420

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate and in armor, right.
LSEPTSEVPERT AVGIMPVIII
Reverse: Fortuna standing left holding rudder, resting on globe, and cornucipia; behind Fortuna, wheel.
PMTRPIIII COSIIPP S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)