Coin of Thyatira with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Hermogenes

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Thyatira

Dimensions

Diameter: 43.5 mm. Weight: 44.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2921

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: Zeus Lydios with sceptre and eagle stands at left. In center Athena, helmeted, holds spear. At right Apollo Tyrimnaeos holds double axe and laurel branch (?).
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

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