Coin of Pergamum with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Claudianus Terpander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum


Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 34.20 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: Bust to right on a base, tree behind, laurel branch at left and right.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1967: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 7511); by 1977: with Auctiones AG, Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 377); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour