Coin of Pergamum with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under M. Iul. Pollio

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 23.97 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.953

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 right Aesculapius standing with serpent-staff in right hand. Hygeia stands at left feeding serpent from patera held in left hand.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; purchased by MFA from Spink and Son, Ltd., June 5, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour