Coin of Septimius Severus by Unknown Artist

Aureus of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (reigned AD193-211).


Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diameter: 0.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £7,999)
Acquired in:
1998
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Obverse has portrait bust in profile. Reverse has a standing figure raising the right hand and holding a whip in the left.

Provenance

Not known

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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