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Title: Septimius Severus - Thessalonica
Post by: palves on March 10, 2021, 08:54:52 am
Hi everyone,

I have this coin identified as:
Septimius Severus AE26 of Thessalonica, Macedonia
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Nike walking right holding wreath and palm

But I am struggling to get a full ID or to find a similar? any suggestion?

Thanks
Title: Re: Septimius Severus - Thessalonica
Post by: Altamura on March 10, 2021, 04:48:01 pm
Here is a similar in the BnF: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8591236d
but there is no exact reference for it  :-\.

Regards

Altamura

Title: Re: Septimius Severus - Thessalonica
Post by: palves on March 11, 2021, 07:46:51 am
Here is a similar in the BnF: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8591236d
but there is no exact reference for it  :-\.

Regards

Altamura

Thank you Altamura.

Someone send this from wildwinds: ~

Septimius Severus AE26 of Thessalonica, Macedonia. AD 193-211. 12.04g. AY K Λ CEV CEYHΡOC ΠEΡ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN, Nike walking right holding wreath and palm. Varbanov 4346; Touratsoglou 201.20.

I don't have Varbanov or Touratsoglou. can anyone with these books send an image of the page?

Thanks
Title: Re: Septimius Severus - Thessalonica
Post by: rennrad12020 on March 14, 2021, 10:36:10 am
Varbanov III (E) 4346 (not depicted) has Nike advancing right, a rarer reverse type than Nike left.  He cites Touratsoglou 201,20.  I cannot find my copy of Touratsoglou to verify. I just moved a month ago and cannot remember which box I packed it in. Your coin is not in BMC Macedonia (which is fairly limited for Thessalonica).  

   Obverse legend should read AY K Λ CEΠ CEYHΡOC ΠEΡ not AY K Λ CEV CEYHΡOC ΠEΡ and the obverse type is laureate bust right.

I'll post a picture from Touratsoglou when I find it.


      JPW
Title: Re: Septimius Severus - Thessalonica
Post by: rennrad12020 on March 14, 2021, 11:25:47 am
Well you inspired me to find the book!  Touratsoglou cites Paris BN 1377. Obv die 10 reverse 20.  I'm having problems uploading pictures, sorry.
Title: Re: Septimius Severus - Thessalonica
Post by: palves on March 19, 2021, 04:03:23 pm
Well you inspired me to find the book!  Touratsoglou cites Paris BN 1377. Obv die 10 reverse 20.  I'm having problems uploading pictures, sorry.

Thank you rennrad12020.
Title: Re: Septimius Severus - Thessalonica
Post by: Altamura on March 20, 2021, 03:49:18 am
...... Touratsoglou cites Paris BN 1377. ...
And this is exactly the coin from the BnF I linked above  :).

Regards

Altamura