Coin of Attalea with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Glycon Secundus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Asia: Lydia, Attalea


Diameter: 44.5 mm. Weight: 40.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

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: Caracalla and Geta, cuirassed and holding spears, stand on each side of column with Nike, wings spread, on top.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection; by 1969: with Hans M. F. Schulman Gallery, 25 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017 (Schulman auction of the Mabbott Collection, June 6-11, 1969, lot 1786); 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, November 19, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.