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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: City goddess seated on pile of rocks to right, holding ears of corn with poppy. At her feet, river-god Orontes swims right. (Inscription in Greek)

Provenance

By 1970: with Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, CH-6000 Lucerne, Switzerland and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 45, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, May 12-13, lot 576); purchased at auction 45 on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, June 8, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 202–207

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.47 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1970.388

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins