Coin of Perinthus with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211


Mint: Thrace, Perinthus

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 13.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.518

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: Emperor on horseback right accompanied by two soldiers, one holding standard inscribed: IMP?/SEV. Fallen captive below horse.
In front, Nike extends wreath toward emperor.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Provenance

By 1982: with Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour