Sestertius with head of Divus Septimius Severus, struck under Caracalla
about A.D. 211
Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 22.10 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Divus Septimius Severus, to right, bare-headed and bearded.
Reverse: Funeral pyre with statuary, base and third tier draped; on top, quadriga facing. In exergue: SC
By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 3, p. 22, no. 90*, pl. 8); by 1957: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., September 19, 1959, for $ 1,230.00 (this is the total price of 59.513-59.516)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour