Coin of Stratonicea with busts of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Asia: Caria, Stratonicea


Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 20.56 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus facing right toward draped bust of Julia Domna facing left.
Inscription in Greek.
Circular countermark: helmeted head of Athena to right; oblong countermark with Greek inscription.
Reverse: Hekate standing to front, head left, in long chiton and peplos. Torch in left hand, right outstretched. Dog, at her feet, looking up.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Strauss Collection; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2902); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour