Sestertius with head of Divus Septimius Severus, struck under Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 211


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 22.10 gm.

Accession Number

59.514

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Divus Septimius Severus, to right, bare-headed and bearded.
DIVOSEPTIMIOSEVEROPIO
Reverse: Funeral pyre with statuary, base and third tier draped; on top, quadriga facing. In exergue: SC
CONSE CRATIO

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 3, p. 22, no. 90*, pl. 8); by 1957: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., September 19, 1959, for $ 1,230.00 (this is the total price of 59.513-59.516)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour