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Coin of Germanicopolis with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscriptin in Greek. Reverse: Eagle, head turned right with wreath in beak, perched left on altar, between two standards. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 8, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 208–209

Mint

Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.05 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

67.317

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins