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Coin of Selinus with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Seated statue to left of Trajan as Zeus, holding scepter in left hand, within tetrastyle temple. Inscriptions in Greek in pediment, in exergue, and around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Selinus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.47 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.3004

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins