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Coin of Acrasus with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Menander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cult figure of Ephesian Artemis in biga of stags galloping right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1983: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (List No. 7, December 1983, no. 63); December 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–211

Mint

Acrasus, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 45 mm. Weight: 41.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.37

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins