Sestertius with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 231–235


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 051.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.47 gm.

Accession Number

60.152

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander to right, laureate, and with paludamentum on left shoulder.
IMPALEXAN DERPIVSAVG
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.
VICTORIAAVG VSTI

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour