Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 229


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 21.01 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

68.470

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, right, drapery on left shoulder.
IMPSEVALE XANDERAVG
Reverse: Emperor in quadriga right, reins and eagle-topped scepter in left hand, right hand extended.
PMTRPVIIICOSIIIPP SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 181, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour