Hephaestus Forging Achilles’ Helmet, ca. 193-211 CE

Caption: "MOESIA INFERIOR. Marcianopolis. Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). Æ 42mm medallion (52.54 gm, 2h). Aurelius Gallus, magistrate. ΑV K Λ CEΠ CЄVΗΡΟC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus right / V AV ΓAΛΛΟ • MA-PKIAN, Hephaestus seated to right on cippus, applying hammer to a crested Corinthian (for Achilles) helmet set on low column, faced by Athena, standing left and holding spear and shield; in exergue, OΠOΛΙΤΩΝ. Varbanov -. AMNG -. BMC -. Apparently unrecorded (Author's collection)" Source: © ancientcoinage.org 

Caption: “MOESIA INFERIOR. Marcianopolis. Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). Æ 42mm medallion (52.54 gm, 2h). Aurelius Gallus, magistrate. ΑV K Λ CEΠ CЄVΗΡΟC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus right / V AV ΓAΛΛΟ • MA-PKIAN, Hephaestus seated to right on cippus, applying hammer to a crested Corinthian (for Achilles) helmet set on low column, faced by Athena, standing left and holding spear and shield; in exergue, OΠOΛΙΤΩΝ. Varbanov -. AMNG -. BMC -. Apparently unrecorded (Ancient Coinage Author’s collection)”

 
Source: © ancientcoinage.org 

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