Coin of Germe with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Ael. Neicius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Germe

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 32.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1977.490

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left Herakles standing with club and lionskin supporting left arm. At right, eagle perched on rocks. Between, Telephos on recumbent doe.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1967: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 7226); by 1977: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 18, May 5, 1977, Saal der Zunft zum Kämbel, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, lot 166); purchased by MFA at Bank Leu auction 18; accessioned June 8, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour