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Coin of Pergamum with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under M. Iul. Pollio

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: At right Aesculapius standing with serpent-staff in right hand. Hygeia stands at left feeding serpent from patera held in left hand. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. ...

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Provenance

By 1963: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; purchased by MFA from Spink and Son, Ltd., June 5, 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: 40.5 mm. Weight: 23.97 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.953

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins