Coin of Selinus with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Cilicia, Selinus


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.47 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Seated statue to left of Trajan as Zeus, holding scepter in left hand, within tetrastyle temple.
Inscriptions in Greek in pediment, in exergue, and around.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour