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Coin of Perinthus with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Emperor on horseback right accompanied by two soldiers, one holding standard inscribed: IMP?/SEV. Fallen captive below horse. In front, Nike extends wreath toward emperor. Inscription...

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Provenance

By 1982: with Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Perinthus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 13.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.518

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins