Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 235


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 20.32 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.234

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right. IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Reverse: Sun, radiate, walking left raising right hand and holding whip.
PMTRP XIIIICOSIIIPP S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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