Coin of Germe with busts of Septimius Severus and Caracalla, struck under Glycon

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–211

Mint: Asia: Lydia, Germe


Diameter: 46 mm. Weight: 45.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: At the left, bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, faces bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, and cuirassed at the right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: In the center Herakles is seated on a lionskin over a rock, his club in his right hand, a kantharos in his left. At the left stands Apollo, holding plectron and lyre, and Artemis, drawing an arrow from her quiver. At the right Tyche, cornucopia in left hand, places a wreath on Herakles’ head.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608-0479 (Auction 42, May 29-30, 1997, The New York Marriott World Trade Center, New York, lot 992); purchased at Auction 42 on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.; June 25, 1997: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour