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Coin of Elaea with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under A. Hippius Zeno

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Emperor on horseback to right, right hand raised. Trophy at right with bound captive at base. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1965: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, January 12, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Elaea, Asia: Aeolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 46 mm. Weight: 46.04 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

66.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins