Coin of Neocaesarea with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 206


Mint: Pontus, Neocaesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.44 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1201

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: Tyche of Neocaesarea, wearing kalathos and holding cornucopia, seated left on rock. At left three Tychai of Koinon of Pontus; at right two.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour