Denarius

Septimius Severus, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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Silver

Overall: 9/16 in. (15 mm)

Weight: 2.7 g

Overall: 11/16 in. (17 mm)

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

27.1.29384

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Beared, laureate male head right; no frame. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 7:00-11:00: L SEPT SEV PERT; from 1:30-5:00: AVG IMP VIIII Reverse: Beared, nude male standing right, scant drapery (probably lionskin) over left shoulder; holding bow in left hand, leaning on club with right hand and hip (one end of club on ground). Inscribed clockwise, inward, 6:00-12:00: ?[Herculi]?; from 12:30-5:00: DEFENS; framed 2:00-4:00; axis up; "N" scratched on outer edge at 6:00.

Course History

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

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 2012

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC 97 (pl. VI.1), CREBM 219 (pl.10.15)

Old Number

hn 304

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