Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Overall: 11/16 in. (17 mm)

Weight: 2.8 g

Overall: 11/16 in. (18 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, encircled by nebulous frame. Inscribed, clockwise, inward, from 7:00-12:00: IMP CAE L SEP SE; from 1:00-5:00: V PERT AVG COS I[I] Reverse: Helmeted female, wearing tunic to waist, drapery to feet; standing front, head left; vertical spear in left hand, right arm extended; round object next to right foot. Inscribed, clockwise, inward: [M I N] around 11:00: E; from 2:00-4:00: R [V I] C T; frame visible from 1:00-6:00, rubbed off 6:00-1:00; axis down; no "N" scratched anywhere.


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

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC 409A, CREBM 379 [s over s]

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