Denarius

Septimius Severus, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

Share

197-198

Silver

Overall: 9/16 in. (15 mm)

Weight: 3.6 g

Overall: 5/8 in. (16 mm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29372

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Bearded, laureate male head right; no frame. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 8:00-10:00: SEV PERT; restored, the full inscription would read [L SEPT] SEV PERT [AVG IMP VIIII] Reverse: Nude male standing front, contrapposto stance with weighted left leg, head left with elaborate hairstyle or headdress; right arm over head, left arm around staff (possibly a thyrus?); inscribed clockwise, inward, from 1:00-4:00: PATRI; from 8:00-10:00: LIB[ERO]; no frame; axis up; "N" scratched on outer edge at 6:00.

Course History

CLST 6, Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Roger Ulrich, Fall 2014

CLST 6, Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Roger Ulrich, Fall 2012

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC 99, CREBM 223 (pl. 10.17)

Old Number

hn 295a

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