Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 051.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.47 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander to right, laureate, and with paludamentum on left shoulder.
Reverse: Emperor galloping to right, in military costume and with spear raised. He is preceded by Victoria with wreath in raised right hand, and followed by a legionary with shield and a spear; a fallen barbarian at lower right.
By 1958: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans for $ 50.00
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour