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Coin of Pergamum with busts of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, struck under Claudianus Terpander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus facing right toward draped Julia Domna facing left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Ariadne reclining left in rocky cavern, right hand on head, left on rocks. At left, maenad gazing down, gesturing with thyrsos in right hand....

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Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2874); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pergamum, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 47 mm. Weight: 47.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1049

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins