Co 729 (Middle Roman assarion of Septimius Severus from Kaphyai) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
BCDPeloponnesos 1385, 1392.1, pp. 332, 333
Preservation comment
Wear: aF. Roughly 15% snapped off from upper obverse edge; extensive, slight to moderate pitting and minor scratching.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 28, no. 286 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Greek Imperial“)
Axis (1-12
9
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
19.5
Numismatic Mint
Kaphyai
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
3.71
Obverse Description
Laureate head of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
[ΑVΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΛΟV] ⲤΕΠΤ – [ⲤΕΟVΗΡ]ΟⲤ • ΠEΡ
Reverse Description
Female figure (Tyche) standing to left, holding cornucopia (traces) in left arm and [patera] in right hand over small, flaming altar
Reverse Inscription
ΚΑΦV[-ΙΑΤⲰΝ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 729 (Middle Roman assarion of Septimius Severus from Kaphyai).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0729>