Coin of Neocaesarea with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 206–207


Mint: Pontus, Neocaesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 18.46 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

59.233

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus right, laureate, cuirassed, draped.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple with disk in pediment and showing statue with left arm raised, standing on pedestal, between cella walls.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 30); purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, April 9, 1959, for $ 196.50 (this is the total price for 59.232-59.244)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour