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

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Asia: Lydia, Acrasus, Easting: 0.000, Northing: 0.000


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 22.20 gm. Die Axis: 6

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On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Artemis standing in a biga drawn by stags to right. She holds a bow in her left hand and with her right hand reaches back to her quiver of arrows.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: with Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Münzhandlung, Bornwiesenweg 34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (auction 366, October 25, 2000, lot 688); purchased at auction 366 by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603 on behalf of MFA; December 13, 2000: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour