Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 222


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 19.18 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.2144

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Reverse: Salus seated left on throne, rests left arm on throne, with right feeds snake from patera. Snake coils up from altar at left.
PMTRPCOSPP SC (in exergue)

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 311, partial); 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