Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire




Overall: 3/4 in. (19 mm)

Weight: 3.3 g

Overall: 11/16 in. (17 mm)

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



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


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 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


Source unknown; catalogued, 1994.

Catalogue Raisonne

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

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