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

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Legend in Greek. Reverse: Artemis standing in a biga drawn by stags to right. She holds a bow in her left hand and with her right hand reaches back to her quiver of arrows. Legend in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Münzhandlung, Bornwiesenweg 34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (auction 366, October 25, 2000, lot 688); purchased at auction 366 by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603 on behalf of MFA; December 13, 2000: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Acrasus, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 22.20 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2000.984

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins