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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1850,0412.131

  • Denomination

    • aureus
  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Bust of Septimius Severus, draped, cuirassed, head, laureate, bearded, right.
    (reverse) Sol, radiate, naked but for cloak over left shoulder, standing right, in act to mount quadriga-the four horses beginning to climb the sky, which is indicated by a line of cloud; in front, right, Aurora, draped, standing right, holding torch in both hands: on ground right, Tellus, naked to waist, reclining left, raising right hand in welcome and holding cornucopiae in left.

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  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 197
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 7.28 grammes
    • Die-axis: 12 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse exergue
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        COS II P P
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        PM TR P V
  • Bibliography

    • RIC4 102, p.103 (type) bibliographic details
    • RE5 226, p.57 bibliographic details
    • PCR 690 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1850

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1850,0412.131

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE5p57.226
Sol, radiate, naked but for cloak over left shoulder, standing right, in act to mount quadriga-the four horses beginning to climb the sky, which is indicated by a line of cloud; in front, right, Aurora, draped, standing right, holding torch in both hands: on ground right, Tellus, naked to waist, reclining left, raising right hand in welcome and holding cornucopiae in left.

Sol, radiate, naked but for cloak over left shoulder, standing right, in act to mount quadriga-the four horses beginning to climb the sky, which is indicated by a line of cloud; in front, right, Aurora, draped, standing right, holding torch in both hands: on ground right, Tellus, naked to waist, reclining left, raising right hand in welcome and holding cornucopiae in left.

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