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Roman Imperial: Severus Alexander (222-235)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M T_R P-COS P P
Mars standing left, olive branch in right hand, reversed spear in left
18mm x 20mm, 3.32g
RIC IV, Part II, 7 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P-II-COS P P
Mars standing facing, head left, olive branch upward in right hand, reversed spear in left
18mm x 21mm, 2.87g
RIC IV, Part II, 23 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P-II-COS P P
Mars standing facing, head left, olive branch upward in right hand, reversed spear in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.25g
RIC IV, Part II, 23 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 223, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P II COS P P
Salus seated left, feeding snake coiled round altar from patera in right hand
19mm x 20mm, 2.71g
RIC IV, Part II, 32 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 224, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P III-COS P P
Jupiter standing left, cloak behind and over right arm, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left
18mm x 20mm, 2.16g
RIC IV, Part II, 35 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 224, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P III-COS P P
Emperor standing left in military dress, globe in right hand, transverse spear in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.31g
RIC IV, Part II, 44 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 226, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P V-COS II P P
Emperor standing left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar to left, scroll in left hand
18mm, 2.70g
RIC IV, Part II, 55 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 227, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P VI COS II P P
Aequitas standing left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 2.04g
RIC IV, Part II, 64 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 227, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P VI-COS II P P
Emperor standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit tripod to left, scroll in left hand
18mm x 20mm, 2.60g
RIC IV, Part II, 70 (S)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 227, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P VI COS II P P
Emperor standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit tripod to left, scroll in left hand
20mm x 21mm, 3.89g
RIC IV, Part II, 70 (S)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, Later 228, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P VII-C_O_S-II P P
Severus Alexander as Romulus, laureate, in military dress, advancing right, trophy in left hand over shoulder, spear in right hand, pointing forward
19mm x 20mm, 2.91g
RIC IV, Part II, 85 (C)

Note: The reverse die appears to have been reused from year 227 and originally had a TR P VI legend - the second I was added on top of the trophy as there was no room elsewhere to squeeze it in.


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 229, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate bust right, seen from behind, slight drapery on left shoulder
P M TR P V_III-CO_S-III P P
Severus Alexander as Romulus, laureate, in military dress, advancing right, trophy in left hand over shoulder, spear in right hand, pointing forward
17mm x 19mm, 2.75g
RIC IV, Part II, 97 (C)


Severus Alexander, AV Aureus, 230, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate bust right, seen from behind, slight drapery on left shoulder and back of neck
P M TR P VIIII-CO_S-III P P
Severus Alexander as Romulus, laureate, in military dress, advancing right, trophy in left hand over shoulder, spear pointing forward in right hand
5.90g
RIC IV, Part II, 103 (R)
Ex Gemini III Auction, Lot 430, January 2007
Image courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 233, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped bust right
P M TR P-X_II COS III P P
Sol, radiate, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder and flying behind, walking left, right hand raised, whip in left
19mm x 21mm, 2.59g
RIC IV, Part II, 120 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Roman Imperial, Severus Alexander as Augustus, AR Denarius, 234, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped bust right
P M TR P-X_III COS III P P
Sol, radiate, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder and flying behind, walking left, right hand raised, whip in left
19mm x 21mm, 2.52g
RIC IV, Part II, 123 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 234, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
P M TR P-XIII COS III P P
Sol, radiate, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder and flying behind, walking left, right hand raised, whip in left
19mm x 20mm, 2.40g
RIC IV, Part II, 123v (C for type)

Note: Variant for bust type - RIC lists this issue as laureate and draped.


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 234, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
P M TR P-X_III COS III P P
Sol, radiate, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder and flying behind, walking left, right hand raised, whip in left
19mm x 21mm, 3.11g
RIC IV, Part II, 123 var (C) (Variant for bust type)
Ex Harlan Berk, CICF Show, April 2013


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
AEQVI_TAS AVG
Aequitas standing left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 20mm, 2.51g
RIC IV, Part II, 127 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
ANNO_NA AVG
Annona standing left, corn-ears in right hand over modius at feet, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 20mm, 2.65g
RIC IV, Part II, 133 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
ANNO_N_A AVG
Annona standing left, corn-ears in right hand over modius at feet, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.39g
RIC IV, Part II, 133 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 282, Septmber 2005


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
A_NNO_NA AVG
Annona standing left, corn-ears in right hand over modius at feet, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 21mm, 3.18g
RIC IV, Part II, 133 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
ANNO_NA AVG
Annona standing facing, head left, grain-ears in right hand over filled modius at feet, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 21mm, 3.55g
RIC IV, Part II, 133 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
FIDE_S MI_LITVM
Fides standing facing, head left, standard in each hand
19mm x 20mm, 2.85g
RIC IV, Part II, 139 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
FIDES-M_I_LITVM
Fides standing facing, head left, standard in each hand
18mm x 20mm, 3.05g
RIC IV, Part II, 139 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
IOVI V_L_TORI
Jupiter, nude to waist, seated left, Victory in right hand, spear in left
19mm x 21mm, 3.04g
RIC IV, Part II, 144 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
SA_LVS-PVBLICA
Salus seated left, feeding snake entwined around altar
19mm x 20mm, 4.17g
RIC IV, Part II, 178 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Rome
IMP C M AVR SEV- ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
VIRT_VS AVG
Virtus standing right, reversed spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield
19mm x 21mm, 3.01g
RIC IV, Part II, 182 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Severus Alexander, AR (?) Denarius, 228-231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate bust right, seen from behind
A_EQVI_TAS AVG
Aequitas standing left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 20mm, 3.16g
RIC IV, Part II, 185 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder
ANNO_NA AVG
Annona standing right, rudder on globe in right hand, modius with grain ears in left, left foot on prow
18mm x 20mm, 2.67g
RIC IV, Part II, 190 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder
IOVI CONSER_VATORI
Jupiter, nude, drapery over left arm and spread behind, standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right hand, long vertical scepter in left, small figure of emperor standing facing at left, head left, right arm extended
18mm x 20mm, 3.27g
RIC IV, Part II, 200 (C)
Ex Subak, Inc (John Subak)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery over left shoulder
LIBERALI_TAS AVG IIII
Liberalitas standing facing, head left, coin-shaker in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 20mm, 2.95g
RIC IV, Part II, 205 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate head right
VICTORIA-AVGVSTI
Victory standing right, right foot on helmet, holding shield and inscribing VOT / X
19mm x 20mm, 2.39g
RIC IV, Part II, 219 (S)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 242, September 2005


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
VIRTV_S-AVG
Virtus, helmeted, right breast exposed, standing left, Victory in right hand, left hand resting on shield, spear against left arm
18mm x 20mm, 3.29g
RIC IV, Part II, 220 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate head right
VIRT_V_S-AVG
Emperor advancing right in military dress, spear pointing forward in right hand, trophy in left over shoulder
19mm x 21mm, 2.65g
RIC IV, Part II, 225 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate head right
VIRTVS-AVG
Emperor standing left in military dress, right foot on helmet (?), globe in right hand, transverse spear in left
18mm x 20mm, 3.28g
RIC IV, Part II, 226 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
IOVI PRO_P_VGNATORI
Jupiter, nude, standing facing, head left, chlamys flying behind, hurling thunderbolt with right hand
19mm x 21mm, 2.17g
RIC IV, Part II, 235 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
MARS-V_LTOR
Mars, walking right, shield on left arm, transverse upward spear in right hand
19mm x 21mm, 3.01g
RIC IV, Part II, 246 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped bust right
MARS-V_LTOR
Mars, walking right, shield on left arm, transverse upward spear in right hand
19mm x 22mm, 2.70g
RIC IV, Part II, 246 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped bust right
MARS-V_LTOR
Mars, walking right, shield on left arm, transverse upward spear in right hand
18mm x 19mm, 2.48g
RIC IV, Part II, 246 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate head right, slight drapery over left shoulder and behind neck
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Annona standing facing, head left, grain ears in right hand over filled modius on ground, cornucopiae in left
20mm x 21mm, 2.89g
RIC IV, Part II, 250 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate head right, slight drapery over left shoulder and behind neck
PROVIDE_NTIA AVG
Annona standing facing, head left, grain ears in right hand over filled modius on ground, cornucopiae in left
20mm x 21mm, 3.43g
RIC IV, Part II, 250 (C)

Consignor notes: Superb EF as struck.


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Laureate head right, slight drapery over left shoulder
PROVIDENTIA-AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, grain ears in right hand over modius on ground, left hand on anchor
20mm, 3.04g
RIC IV, Part II, 252 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Laureate head right, drapery over left shoulder
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, grain ears in right hand over modius on ground, left hand on anchor
18mm x 20mm, 3.01g
RIC IV, Part II, 252 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
SPES P_VBLICA
Spes walking left, flower in right hand, raising skirt with left
19mm x 22mm, 3.19g
RIC IV, Part II, 254 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
SPE_S PVBLICA
Spes walking left, flower in right hand, raising skirt with left
19mm x 22mm, 2.50g
RIC IV, Part II, 254 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 282, September 2005


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Rome
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
SPES-P_VBLICA
Spes walking left, flower in right hand, raising skirt with left
19mm x 21mm, 2.82g
RIC IV, Part II, 254 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 231-235, Group III, Rome
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Laureate, bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
VICTOR_IA AVG
Victory standing facing, head left, palm in left hand, right hand resting on shield set on seated captive
19mm x 20mm, 2.33g
RIC IV, Part II, 257 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222, Antioch
IMP SEV AL_EXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P-COS
Mars in guise of peace, standing facing, helmeted head left, branch upward in right hand, reversed spear in left
* in left field
19mm x 20mm, 3.28g
RIC IV, Part II, 262 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222, Antioch
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P-COS P P
Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* in left field
18mm x 19mm, 3.50g
RIC IV, Part II, 264 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Antioch
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
AEQVIT_AS AVG
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* in left field
18mm x 19mm, 2.77g
RIC IV, Part II, 274 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Antioch
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
A_EQVITAS AVG
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.79g
RIC IV, Part II, -- (cf. RIC 274, but unattested with this bust type)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-223, Antioch or "Uncertain Eastern Mint"
IMP C M ΛVR SEV ΛLEXΛND ΛVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ΛEQVITΛS ΛVG
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.31g
RIC IV, Part II, -- (cf. RIC 274, but unattested with this bust type)
Ex Harlan Berk, CICF Show, April 2013


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-223, Antioch or "Uncertain Eastern Mint"
IMP C M ΛVR SEV ΛLEXΛND ΛVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
LIBERΛLITΛS ΛVG
Liberalitas standing facing, head left, coin shaker with four holes in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.41g
RIC IV, Part II, 281 (S)
Ex Harlan Berk, CICF Show, April 2013


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Antioch
IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
LIBERT_A_S AVG
Libertas standing left, pileus in right hand, scepter in left
* in left field
17mm x 18mm, 2.59g
RIC IV, Part II, 285 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-228, Antioch
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
MARTI PA_CIFERO
Mars standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, reversed spear in left
19mm x 21mm, 2.94g
RIC IV, Part II, 289 (scarcity not listed in RIC)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 221-235, Antioch
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
MARTI-PACIFERO
Mars standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, scepter in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.63g
RIC IV, Part II, 289 (scarcity not listed in RIC)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222, Antioch
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
VICTO_RIA-AVG
Victory running right, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
* in right field
19mm x 20mm, 3.45g
RIC IV, Part II, 301 (C)


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-235, Antioch
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTO_RIA-AVG
Victory running right, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
18mm x 19mm, 2.90g
RIC IV, Part II, 302 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, 222-235, Antioch
IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIA-AVG
Victory running right, wreath in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
* in right field
17mm, 2.84g
RIC IV, Part II, 302v (C for type)

Note: Variant for reverse attribute - star in field not listed with this obverse legend/reverse combination


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MA_MAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head, stephane in hair
FECVND-AVGVSTAE
Fecunditas standing left, right hand over child facing right, patera and cornucopiae in left
16mm x 18mm, 2.63g
RIC IV, Part II, 331 (C)


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MA_MAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head, stephane in hair
FELIC_ITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas standing facing, head left, legs crossed, caduceus in right hand, left arm leaning on column
20mm, 3.39g
RIC IV, Part II, 335 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 242, August 2005


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MA_MAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head, stephane in hair
FELICI_TAS PVBLICA
Felicitas standing facing, head left, legs crossed, caduceus in right hand, left arm leaning on column
19mm x 20mm, 2.30g
RIC IV, Part II, 335 (C)


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MA_MAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head, stephane in hair
FELIC_ITA_S PVBLICA
Felicitas seated left, caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 20mm, 2.68g
RIC IV, Part II, 338 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 286, September 2005


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head
IVNO CONSE_RVATRIX
Juno, diademed and veiled, standing left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, peacock at feet at left
18mm x 20mm, 2.86g
RIC IV, Part II, 343 (C)


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head
IVNO CONS_ER_VATRIX
Juno, diademed and veiled, standing left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, peacock at feet at left
19mm x 20mm, 2.31g
RIC IV, Part II, 343 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 286, September 2005


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head
IVNO CONS_E_RVATRIX
Juno, diademed and veiled, standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, peacock at feet at left, standing left and looking right
19mm x 20mm, 2.65g
RIC IV, Part II, 343 (C)


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head, stephane in hair
VENVS GE_N_ETRIX
Venus standing facing, head left, apple in right hand, scepter in left, Cupid at left standing right with raised arms
19mm x 21mm, 2.78g
RIC IV, Part II, 355 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Julia Mamaea, AR Denarius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MA_MAEA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head, stephane in hair
VE_S_TA
Vesta, veiled, standing left, palladium in right hand, vertical scepter in left
18mm x 20mm, 2.85g
RIC IV, Part II, 360 (C)


Severus Alexander, AE As, 231, Rome
IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Laureate, draped bust right
PROFECTIO-AVGVSTI
Severus Alexander, in military attire, on horseback pacing left, right hand raised, reversed transverse spear in left
SC in exergue
26mm x 27mm, 10.06g
RIC IV, Part II, 595 (S)

Consignor notes: aEF.


Severus Alexander, Orichalcum Sestertius, 231, Rome
IMP SEV ALL_XANDER (sic) AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder
PROFECTIO AVGVS_[TI]
Severus Alexander, in military attire, on horseback pacing right, holding spear, preceded by Victory walking right, palm in left hand, wreath in right
SC in exergue
29.24mm, 16.80g
RIC IV, Part II, 596 (S); BMCRE 748; Cohen 492; Sear RCV II, 8012
Ex Gantcho Zagorski, eBay

Mr. Sear notes on the Certificate of Authenticity, received on March 5, 2005:
Grade: VF and a very scarce type, but with false patina which has been applied subsequent to extensive tooling (this is probably responsible for the spelling error in the emperor's name, the clumsiness of the lettering behind the emperor's head and the obliteration of the final two letters of the reverse legend.)

Follow-up note: The customer who purchased this piece from me does not agree with the Sear documentation with respect to the tooling.


Julia Mamaea, AE Sestertius, 222-235, Rome
IVLIA MAMAEA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at base of head, stephane in hair
FECVNDITAS AVGVSTAE
Fecunditas standing left, right hand over child facing right, cornucopiae in left
S | C across fields
29mm x 32mm, 21.94g
RIC IV, Part II, 668 (C)