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Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with busts of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus at left facing draped bust of Julia Domna. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena right in facing quadriga. Two serpent-footed giants below, one about to hurl a stone, the other prostrate. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for...

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Inscription

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Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3070 [partial; as ex Osman Nouri Bey Collection]); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 14.69 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

67.898

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins