Coin of Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome from Halicarnassus Artist: Unknown
Mint: Halicarnassus (Caria)
Ruler: Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome, A.D. 146–211, ruled 193–211

193–211

Numismatics

On view, 1st floor, Numismatics


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.

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

21.67 g, 12:00, 32 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Ben Lee Damsky

Accession Number

2011.155.2

Culture
Period

2nd–3rd century

Classification
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Numismatics

Obverse Description

Obverse Description: AV K L SE S-EVEROS S Bust laureade draped cuirassed r. seen from behind.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: ALIKARN-ASSEWN // ARX STRATO / KLEOV in ex. Cult statue of Zeus Askraios facing between two trees, each surmounted by an oracular crow.
Provenance

Provenance

CNG, Lancaster, Pa., September 17, 2008, cat. 69, Lot 610; Ben Lee Damsky, 2008–11; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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
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coins

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