Sestertius with head of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 194


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.42 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.143

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, bearded, right.
LSEPTSEVPE RTAVGIMPII
Reverse: Hercules, naked, on left, resting right hand on club, set on ground, holding lion-skin on left arm; at right, Liber, naked, holding cup in right and thyrsus in left; in center, panther standing left.
DIS AVSPICIBTRPII COSIIPP S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

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 267, partial); by 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour