Coin with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211


Mint: Troas, Assos

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.66 gm. Die axis: 6

Accession Number

84.727

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Asklepios, wearing himation, stands front, looking left, holding serpent-encircled staff in right hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America