Benefactor DonnaML Posted June 28, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted June 28, 2022 (edited) On 6/26/2022 at 8:42 PM, Praefectus said: Galatia. Ancyra. Septimius Severus AD 193-211. Ae 30 mm. 15.2 gm. Obv: AVT K A CЄΠT CЄOVHPOC AV, Laureate bust of Septimius right. Rev: MHTPOΠOΛЄΩC ANKYPAC, Cybele facing left. sitting astride on lion walking right. Not found in the major references. Apparently unpublished? That's a fascinating coin, @Praefectus. You should submit it to the Roman Provincial Coinage project, given that Volume V.2, "From Pertinax to Macrinus (AD 193–218): Pontus-Bithynia and Asia," is currently listed as being "in progress." See https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/volumes. The design reminds me of the coins of Septimius Severus and Caracalla depicting Dea Caelestis riding side-saddle on a lion right, sometimes holding a thunderbolt and sometimes a drum in addition to her scepter. Here's my example: Septimius Severus, AR Denarius 203-204 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate head right, SEVERVS PIVS AVG / Dea Caelestis in headdress riding side-saddle on lion right, facing right and holding thunderbolt & scepter; below, water gushing from rocks left; INDVLGENTIA AVGG; in exergue: IN CARTH [probable reference to water project in Carthage]. RIC IV-1 266, RSC III 222, Sear RCV II 6285. 18x20 mm., 3.9 g. Edited June 28, 2022 by DonnaML 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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