Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Diameter: 11/16 in. (17.2 mm)

Weight: 3.04 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. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 6:00-11:30: [L] SEPT SEV PERT; from 1:30-??: AVG [IMP X] Reverse: Laureate or crowned female figure, draped to feet and standing left; holding scales in extended right hand, cornucopia between hips and left hand. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 7:30-11:30: [A E Q] V I T A; at 12:30: V; from 2:00-4:30: I A V G G; no frame; axis up.

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.

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