Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Diameter: 11/16 in. (17.4 mm)

Weight: 3.16 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: Bearded, laureate male head right; no frame visible; inscribed, clockwise, inward, from 6:30-10:00: [L SEPT] SEV PE; from 2:00-5:30: [R]T AVG IMP II; scratched into outer edge at 6:00: N Reverse: sharper images than obverse; sexless helmeted figure, draped to ground, holding spear pointed to 8:00 and round shield over chest; inscribed, clockwise, inward, from 7:30-11:30: P M TR P II; from 1:30-5:00: COS II PP; frame visible between 5:00 and 9:00. Axis down.

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 49; CREBM Sep. Sev. 76, pl. 7.12

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