Aureus with bust of Septimius Severus
about A.D. 202
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.36 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped and cuirassed, to the right.
Reverse: Frontal bust of Julia Domna, draped, between laureate and draped bust of Caracalla, on the left facing right, and draped and cuirassed bust of Geta, on the right facing left.
1991, private collection, United States; May 15, 1991, anonymous sale (Auction 52, from “a distinguished American collection”), Bank Leu, A.G., Zurich, lot 223. April 2, 2008, anonymous sale (Auction 46), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, lot 617, to Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Chicago; 2008, sold by Berk to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour