Denarius

Septimius Severus, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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201-210

Silver

Overall: 3/4 in. (19 mm)

Weight: 3.3 g

Overall: 11/16 in. (17 mm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

994.1.29155

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Bearded, laureate male head right. Frame all the way around, clearest from 10:00-2:00. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 8:00-11:00: SEVERVS; from 2:00-5:00: PIVS AVG Reverse: Fully draped figure seated facing outwards on lion. Figure‘s head covered with large headdress, right arm extended, holding object (lightning bolt?), left arm holding staff or spear. Lion leaping right over water flowing from rock at lower left. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 9:00-12:00: INDVLGENTIA; from 1:00-4:00: TIA AVGG; outward, in exergue: INCARTH; frame from 4:00-2:00, dots discernible from 9:00-12:00; axis up; "N" scratched on outer edge at 6:00 obverse.

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

Source unknown; catalogued, 1994.

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC 266 (pl.VII.9), CREBM 335 (pl.35.11)

Old Number

hn 303

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