Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Weight: 3.45 g

Diameter: 11/16 in. (17.2 mm)

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; frame from 2:00-4:00. "N" scratched into base of neck. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 2:00-5:00: AVG IMP X; inscription lost on left side; would read: ?[L SEPT SEV PERT]? Reverse: Helmeted, nude male standing left; right knee bent, right foot up and resting on something beyond the edge of our coin; holding spear, pointed downwards, in left hand, three-pronged branch (palm frond?) in right hand. Inscribed clockwise, inward: ?[M A R]? and from 9:30-11:30: T I P A; from 2:00-5:00: C I F E R O; framed from 1:00-3:00; 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 113, CREBM 251 (pl. 11.12)

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