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Coin of Thyatira with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Cl. Aurelius Glycon

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Caracalla and Geta in military attire stand to left and right of lighted altar. The one at the left holds a spear, the one at the right a phiale. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Galerie für Griechische, Römische und Byzantinische Kunst, Katalog I, no. 68; purchased from Galerie für Griechische, Römische und Byzantinische Kunst by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, June 7, 1971 (as 76.1971); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Thyatira, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 46.5 mm. Weight: 41.06 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.563

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins