Coin of Sebastopolis-Heracleopolis with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 205–206


Mint: Pontus, Sebastopolis-Heracleopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 13.00 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

1984.773

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 around.
Reverse: Statue of Herakles on pedestal within shrine.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.
Greek letters in field at left and right = year 208 (era starts at 3 B.C.).

Provenance

By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour