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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus

A work made of gold.
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Date:

194-195, issued by Septimius Severus

Artist:

Roman; minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the profile head of Emperor Septimius Severus, facing right and laureate. The back (reverse) depicts the goddess Victory running right, a wreath in right hand, palm branch over left shoulder.

Status

On View, Gallery 153

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus

Origin

Rome

Date

194 CE–195 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP III Reverse: VICT AVG TRP II COS II

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.20 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4882

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