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Coin of Amasea with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor on horseback to right, holding spear. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 206

Mint

Amasea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1181

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins