Coin of Smyrna with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Cl. Rufinus Sophistes

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–202


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 24.81 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1123

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: Cybele, turreted, seated left, patera in right hand, sceptre in left, left arm resting on tympanum. In front, lion to left.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour