Coin of Hierapolis-Castabala with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211


Mint: Cilicia, Hierapolis-Castabala

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 26.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2616

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Countermark at right, Nike holding wreath to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At right emperor standing left in military dress, left arm on spear, receiving wreath from Nike advancing to right.
Inscription in Greek.

Traces of silvering.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction 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