Here's a legitimate Roman sestertius, of Severus Alexander. Although the field surfaces are rather rough, the artistry is pretty high. I'm also a big fan of those Mars reverses. Ruler: Severus Alexander Denomination: AE Sestertius Obv: IMP SEV ALE-XANDER AVG Rev: VIRTVS-AVGVSTI Weight: 19.5g Diam: 28.5mm. 3mm thick! Mint: ? Mintmark: none Reference: RIC 635? (reverse legend break not found in Wildwinds) If you still have your first sestertius, please post it!