As with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 231–235


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 12.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.460

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander laureate to right
IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG.
Reverse: Hope walking to left, flower in right.
SPE SPVBLICA left and right 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