Medallion with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 194


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 55.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1974.414

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to left, seen from behind, shield over left shoulder.
LSEPTIMIVSSEVERVS PERTINAXAVGIMPIIII
Reverse: Mars walks to right, trophy over left shoulder and spear in right hand.
MARS PATER

Provenance

By 1974: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., June 12, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour