Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander
Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 19.18 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
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)
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour