Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Diameter: 11/16 in. (18.2 mm)

Weight: 3.19 g

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



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Beared, laureate male head right; all detail lost by flattening and smudging across cheek and hair above ear; chunk lost from outer edge around 3:30. Frame from 7:00-10:00. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 6:00 to at least 2:00, probably 4:00: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PAR[T MAX] Reverse: Draped female, seated left; holding balance in right hand, drapery and cornucopia in left. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 8:00-11:00: MONETA; from 2:00-5:00: AVGG; frame from 4:00-10:00; axis down; "N" scratched on outer edge at 6:00 obverse.

Course History

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

CLST 11.2, From Emperors as gods to God as Emperor: The Last Two Centuries of Rome, Robert Stewart, Roger Ulrich, Winter 2014

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


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

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC 135A, CREBM 669 (pl.44.11); Cf. also CREBM 196.

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