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Coin of Pessinus with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Temple facade, with six columns. Inscriptions in Greek in field and exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1984: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Buy or Bid Sale, No. 1, April 16, 1984, lot 113); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pessinus, Galatia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.44 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1984.251

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins