ID Help - Septimius Severus - Apamea?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    This Septimius Severus provincial is stumping me.

    25mm, 6.0g.
    Die diameter is however rather smaller at about 18-19mm.

    I can't place the standing reverse deity, though it is a female figure.

    Obv: --YHROCK
    Rev: APA--??

    The only place I can think of with APA in the name is Apamea, but I couldn't find any matches.
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  3. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Roman Provincial. Lucius Verus?
  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Lucius Verus by the inscription, probably.
  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that, but I dont believe Verus has the obverse legend "YHPOCK"

    EDIT: yes, Verus does have that legend...
    EDIT2: I mixed up 7Sev's YPOC with Verus's YHPOC
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Why do you think it is Septimius Severus and not, like @PeteB suggested, someone else like Lucius Verus? It certainly looks like him to me.
  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I had the two mixed up.

    Septimius has the YROC legend, Verus has the YHROC legend. I'm incompetent at Greek :(
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  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I was looking all over for yout and didn't notice that the others had already posted.

    My Greek is not great either(aka non-existent). I have a running word doc with Greek legends to compare against. Makes it a bit easier for me :)
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  9. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    You’re a superhero. Amazing. You’re the best!!

    I couldn’t find any marches for septomius or Verus from Apamea. At least I got the city right haha
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  11. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    No superhero, not amazing and definitely not the best. Just like helping with coin identifications.
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