Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Hierapolis


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 25.00 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo, in long high-girt chiton, stands to the right with a kithara. He is being crowned by a Nike flying to the left. In front of him is a table with a prize-crown.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (SNG von Aulock 18 [1968], no. 8381); 1978: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 8, June 27-28, 1978, lot 449); 1978: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Auctiones AG Auction 8; 2004-2008: lent by Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA (as L-G 115.4.2004); gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 22, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III