Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 231–235


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 20.96 gm.

Accession Number

88.121

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, right, with slight drapery on left shoulder.
IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Reverse: Providentia standing left, holding in right hand ears of grain over modius, and in left cornucopiae.
PROVIDENTIAAVG in field: S C

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation