Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with busts of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Cilicia, Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 14.69 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus at left facing draped bust of Julia Domna.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena right in facing quadriga.
Two serpent-footed giants below, one about to hurl a stone, the other prostrate.
Inscription in Greek.


See attached media


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3070 [partial; as ex Osman Nouri Bey Collection]); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III