Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 231–235


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 21.78 gm.

Accession Number

92.136

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right.
IMPALEXAN DERPIVSAVG
Reverse: Mars advancing right, carrying spear in right hand and shield on left arm. MARSV LTOR S C left and right in field.

Provenance

By 1891: Rebecca Salisbury Collection; bequest of Rebecca Salisbury to MFA, January 6, 1892

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury