Sestertius with head of Septimius Severus
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 19.92 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, profile to right.
Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards.
LE GXIII I GEM.M.V in ex.: [T]RPCO[S]
In field: S C
December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)
NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.