Coin of Acrasus with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Menander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Acrasus

Dimensions

Diameter: 45 mm. Weight: 41.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.37

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: Cult figure of Ephesian Artemis in biga of stags galloping right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1983: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (List No. 7, December 1983, no. 63); December 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour