Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of gold.

Date:

194/95, issued by Septimius Severus

Artist:

Roman; minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus right, laureate
Reverse: Victory runs right, wreath in right hand, palm branch over left shoulder

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus

Origin

Rome

Date

194 AD–195 AD

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

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share