Coin of Iulia-Gordus with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Iulius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Iulia-Gordus

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 19.87 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.12

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hades in quadriga of galloping horses right, turns back holding Persephone with right arm, scepter in left hand. Beneath horses, Persephone’s flower basket.
Inscription in Greek around and below.

Provenance

By 1971: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., January 12, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour