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Coin of Pergamum with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Asklepios standing, head to left, holds serpent-staff in right hand. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pergamum, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.79 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2909

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins