Co 856 (Middle Roman assarion of Septimius Severus from Mantinea) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
BCDPeloponnese, 1509.3, p. 360
Preservation comment
Wear: VG. Somewhat frequent, slight to moderate pitting and gouging. - Although flan seems small, even abrasive wear around edges and face has reduced overall diameter and weight slightly.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 28, no. 287 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Greek Imperial”)
Axis (1-12
9
Has denomination
Antoninianus
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
18.5
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
3.93
Obverse Description
Laureate bust of emperor to right (traces of corkscrew beard and elaborate binding on wreath)
Obverse Inscription
[Λ]ΟV ⲤΕΠΤ Ⲥ[Ε]ΟV – [ΡΟⲤ …]
Reverse Description
Artemis striding to right with right arm raised and left arm extended holding bow, with garment blowing behind and dog at feet
Reverse Inscription
[ΜΑΝ]ΤΙ-[Ν]ΕΩ[Ν]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Artemis/Diana (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 856 (Middle Roman assarion of Septimius Severus from Mantinea).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0856>