Medallion of Emperor Septimius Severus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016
Medallion of Emperor Septimius Severus

Medallions with designs similar to coins could be worn as a symbol of allegiance, or given as prestigious gifts. They were specifically intended to be attractive, as display or presentation pieces. Copper alloy medallion of Septimius Severus (Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus, reigned 193-211 CE), depicting the Emperor as a military commander. From Rome, Italy, circa 195 CE. (The British Museum, London).


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 19). Medallion of Emperor Septimius Severus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5939/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Medallion of Emperor Septimius Severus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 19, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5939/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Medallion of Emperor Septimius Severus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Oct 2016. Web. 25 May 2019.

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