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Coin of Halikarnassos with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus Askraios stands, facing. He is radiate and wears long chiton and himation. On either side, a tree with a bird. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Waddell auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 235); March 26, 1986: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, (recorded as Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

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

Mint

Halikarnassos, Asia Minor: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.47 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1986.76

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins