Back to Main Themes page |  Back to Roman Emperors

Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.

(5 coins)
Pontos, Komana, Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.

AE 29.5, 16.38g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius to right. Rev. Tetrastyle temple containing stautue of nike standing on a cippus. Recueil 11. BMC 3.


Ex: CNG mail bid sale XIV, Lancaster, PA, March 20, 1991, lot 370


See more detailed image
Very Fine/good Very Fine $525.
Karia, Stratonikeia, Septimius Severus, 193-211

AE 37.5mm, 23.83g.  Facing busts of Septimius and Julia Domna; counterstamp with head of Caracalla below.  Rev. Zeus Panamaros holding scepter and riding to right.  BMC 55.  SNG von Aulock 2668. Hoegego 84 for counterstamp. Brown patina.


Ex: Münzen Auktion Essen, 1994, lot 317.

Panamara was a dependecy of Stratonikeia and contained an important temple to Zeus.   Labienus and the Parthians in 40/39  B.C. unsuccesfully attempted to capture both Stratonikeia and Panamara.    They were foiled at Panamara by an intervention of Zeus.  (See: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, 1976.).  This manifestation of Zeus is depicted on the reverse of the coin. 

A dedicatory inscription probabably for a sculptural group was found at Panamara and relates the details of Zeus' aid during the siege.  The Parthians fist attempted a surprise attack at night but Zeus illuminated the sky with lightining to alert the Panamarian defenders.   During a subsequesnt attack, Zeus enveloped the attackers in fog and a severe storm which caused great confusion within their ranks but allowed the defenders to be hidden in the fog with a resulstant slaughter of the attackers.  (See: Georgia Petridou, "Crossing Physical and Cultural Borders in the Battlefield: Amorphous Epiphanies and Divine Bilingualism"  pp. 155ff. in Borders, Terminologies, Idiologies, and Performances, Annette Weissenrieder(ed), 2016.

See more detailed image
good Very Fine/Very Fine $3,500.
Lydia, Sala, Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.

AE 25, 6.55g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius to right.  Rev. Zeus standing to left with scepter and eagle. BMC 41.  SNG COP 443. Attractive light brown patina and choice.

Ex: Peter Vogl collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 840.

See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $900.
Cilicia, Irenopolis, Septimius Severus, 193-211

AE 26, 10.36g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius to right. Rev. Draped bust of Hygeia to right holding serpent; BMC 7. SNG Levante_. SNG Paris_ a few light cleaning marks. Dark bluish-green patina.


Ex: Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Auction 2, May 11, 2018, lot 520

See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $650.
Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D. Divus issue

AR Denarius, 3.59g. 19mm.  Divus issue, struck under Caracalla, c.211 A.D. DIVO SEVERO PIO.  Head of Septimius to right.  Rev. CONSECRATIO.  with wreath and footstool. Empty throne with wreath and footstool.  RIC 191E. BMC 423, 25.  Rare and with exceptional detail on a full flan. Brilliant

Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 12, 1996, lot 609.


See more detailed image
Mint State $2,750.

Back to Main Themes page |  Back to Roman Emperors

Terms of Sale and Privacy Policy

View Cart

Comments and questions to
Copyright © 1995-2022 Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. All rights reserved.