Co 561 (Middle Roman diassarion of Septimius Severus from Methana) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Area E (north side of harbor)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
sim. BCDPeloponnesos, 1332.1, p. 316 (obverse, same; reverse, Artemis to left)
Comparanda
sim. BMCPeloponnesus, Methana 3, p. 163, pl. XXX:12 (Artemis drawing arrow from quiver)
Label or tag text
Upper Trench, West end
Preservation comment
Wear: aEF/VF+. Large chip in obverse left edge; large patch of flaking and bronze disease on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 26, no. 270, pl. I (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
2
Has denomination
diassarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
23.0
Numismatic Mint
Methana
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
6.21
Obverse Description
Laureate bust of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
Λ ⲤⲈΠ[ΤΙΜ]ΙΟⲤ - ⲤⲈΟVΗΡΟⲤ
Reverse Description
Artemis striding right holding bow in upraised right arm, [torch?] in left
Reverse Inscription
ΜⲈΘΑ–[Ν]ⲈⲰΝ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Artemis/Diana (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 561 (Middle Roman diassarion of Septimius Severus from Methana).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0561>