Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–231


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 19.78 gm.

Accession Number

92.142

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right.
IMPSEVALE XANDERAVG
Reverse: Severus Alexander in military dress standing left, right foot on helmet, holding globe in right hand and reversed spear in left.
VIRTVS AVGVSTI left and right in field: S C

Provenance

By 1892: Miss Rebecca Salisbury Collection; bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury to MFA, January 6, 1892

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury