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372, Lot: 490. Estimate $150.
Sold for $100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Æ As (25mm, 14.20 g, 6h). Rome mint. 15th emission, AD 232. IMP ALEXAN DER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MARS V LTOR, S C across field, Mars Ultor advancing right, holding transverse spear and shield. RIC IV 637; BMCRE 845, pl. 28 (same obv. die). VF, dark gray and red-brown patina, a few cleaning marks.


Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 859944 (December 2009).

The reverse of this As features Mars in his most forceful appearance, as Mars Ultor, Mars the Avenger.