Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Overall: 5/8 in. (16 mm)

Weight: 2.8 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: Beared, laureate male head right; no frame. Inscribed, clockwise, inward, somewhere between 6:00-12:00: ?[L SEPT SEV PERT]?; from 2:00-6:00: AVG IMP VIII Reverse: Nude male standing front, head left, hips left; left hand holding two objects (maybe ears of corn?) downward. Right hand above small object, holding something now obscured by corrosion. Inscribed, clockwise, inward from 9:00-12:00: [P] M [T] R P V; somewhere within 12:00-6:00: ?[COS II PP]?; framed 9:00-11:00; axis up.


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

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC 738 or 105 (pl. VI.3), CREBM 230 (pl.11.2)

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