Coin of Germe with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Ael. Neicius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Asia: Mysia, Germe


Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 32.30 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: At left Herakles standing with club and lionskin supporting left arm. At right, eagle perched on rocks. Between, Telephos on recumbent doe.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


By 1967: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 7226); by 1977: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 18, May 5, 1977, Saal der Zunft zum Kämbel, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, lot 166); purchased by MFA at Bank Leu auction 18; accessioned June 8, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour