Aureus Of Septimius Severus, Rome
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.259
People
Septimius Severus, Roman ( r. 193 - 211 CE)
Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, Roman ( r. 193 - 217 CE)
Title
Aureus of Septimius Severus, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
200 -201 CE
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Lazio, Rome
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.38 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
aureus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX
  • Reverse Inscription: IVLIA AVGVSTA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
BMC V, p. 192, no. 192
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.259
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Severus wearing lion's skin;
Rev.: Bust of Julia Domna, draped, r.
Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

Roman Gallery Installation (long-term), Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/16/1999 - 01/20/2008

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted