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Numismatics
Ruler: Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome, A.D. 146–211, ruled 193–211
Mint: Halicarnassus
Artist: Unknown

Uncertain denomination of Septimius Severus

193–211

Bronze

21.67 g, 12:00, 32 mm
Gift of Ben Lee Damsky
2011.155.2

This magnificently preserved bronze of Septimius Severus was produced at Halicaranassus under the archon Stratokleon, who signs its reverse. It portrays Zeus A(s)kraios, shown flanked by trees with birds in them. For the same theme on a cistophorus of Hadrian, see 2011.155.1.

Geography: 
Made in Halicarnassus, Caria
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
2nd–3rd century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Status: 
By appointment
Bibliography: 

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 250, plate 21.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.