Coin of Koinon of Cyprus with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 206–207

Mint: Cyprus


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 24.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in front of which semi-circular court enclosed by lattice-work fence with open gates. Above center, star (?) within crescent. Dove on each side of roof. In center, cone with double flat top, flanked by star on right and left (?).
Inscriptions in Greek around and within court.


By 1963: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., April 10, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour