Reverse: Hercules on lion skin, on rock

Obverse: Septimius Severus facing bust of Caracalla

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Germe
Material: Bronze
Issuing Authority: Septimius Severus
Actual Weight: 45.88 g.
Die Axis: 6
Date: exact 193 AD - exact 211 AD
Dimensions: 46 mm.
Region: Lydia
Period: Severan


Obverse Type: In center Hercules seated on lionskin over a rock, club in left hand, cantharus in right. At left stands Apollo holding plectron and lyre, and Artemis, drawing arrow from quiver. At right Tyche, cornucopia in left hand, placing wreath on Hercules' head.

Commentary: Imperial bronze