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Coin of Thyatira with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Hermogenes

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus Lydios with sceptre and eagle stands at left. In center Athena, helmeted, holds spear. At right Apollo Tyrimnaeos holds double axe and laurel branch (?). Inscriptions in Greek around...

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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

Thyatira, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 43.5 mm. Weight: 44.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2921

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins