Sestertius with head of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 193


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 19.92 gm.

Accession Number

88.450

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, profile to right.
IMPCAES.L.SEPT [SE]VPERTAVG
Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards.
LE GXIII I GEM.M.V in ex.: [T]RPCO[S]
In field: S C

Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund