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Coin of Germe with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Ael. Neicius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: At left Herakles standing with club and lionskin supporting left arm. At right, eagle perched on rocks. Between, Telephos on recumbent doe. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. ...

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Provenance

By 1967: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 7226); by 1977: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 18, May 5, 1977, Saal der Zunft zum Kämbel, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, lot 166); purchased by MFA at Bank Leu auction 18; accessioned June 8, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Germe, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 32.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1977.490

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins