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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cybele on lion to right, tympanum in right hand, scepter in left. Inscription in Greek. (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. 193–211

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.328

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins