Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial
Asia Minor
Roman Empire
Middle East




Diameter: 11/16 in. (17.4 mm)

Weight: 2.59 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: Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, West Asia, Asia



Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Beared, laureate male head right, encircled by frame. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 7:00-5:00: [I]MP CAE L SEP SEV [PERT AVG COS II] Reverse: Winged female, wearing long skirt, advancing left; holding wreath with both arms fully extended forward. Insribed, clockwise, inward, from 7:30-10:30: V I C T; from 3:00-5:00: A V G; poorly preserved frame, 11:00-3:00; axis up; "N" scratched at 6:00 on outer edge.

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 426 (rare; pl. VIII.8), CREBM 401 (pl.17.7)

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