Sestertius with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 202–210


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 29.07 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.2142

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right.
SEVERVS PIVSAVG
Reverse: Victory driving biga right.
Above: VICTORI[AE] AVG G In ex: SC

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 272); 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