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Imperial Bronze Coin of Seleucia Issued by Septimus Severus193-211
1 1/8 in. x 1 3/16 in. x 1/8 in. (2.9 cm x 2.94 cm x 0.28 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: C.992
Geography: Asia, Syria, Seleucia
Classification: Exchange Media; Coins
Collection: Lien Collection
Findspot: Gözlükule, Tarsus, Turkey
This object has the following keywords:
Aphrodite, apples*, bronze*, coins*, female*, hairstyles*, Imperial*, Malus*, palm leaf*, portraits*, women*
- apples - The fruit of trees in the Malus genus. Domestic apples are usually green, red, or yellow, cultivated in temperate zones worldwide in a multitude of varieties.
- bronze - Refers to a broad range of alloys of copper, specifically any non-ferrous alloy of copper, tin, and zinc or other trace metals. Bronze was made before 3,000 BCE -- possibly as early as 10,000 BCE, although its common use in tools and decorative items is dated only in later artifacts. The proportions of copper and tin vary widely, from 70 to 95 percent copper in surviving ancient artifacts. Because of the copper base, bronze may be very malleable and easy to work. By the Middle Ages in Europe, it was recognized that using the metals in certain proportions could yield specific properties. Some modern bronzes contain no tin at all, substituting other metals such as aluminum, manganese, and even zinc. Historically, the term was used interchangeably with "latten." U.S. standard bronze is composed of 90% copper, 7% tin and 3% zinc. Ancient bronze alloys sometimes contained up to 14% tin.
- coins - Pieces of metal stamped by government authority for use as money.
- female - Referring to the sex that normally produces eggs or female germ cells.
- hairstyles - Styles, forms, and arrangements of hair, usually hair on a human head and often enhanced by adding materials or substances to the hair. Hairstyles may have social and religious significance as well as aesthetic and artistic qualities.
- Imperial - Refers to the period in history and the style of art that developed when the Roman Republic ceased to exist and Rome expanded its territory and was ruled by emperors. The period is generally considered to begin with Octavian's victory at the Battle of Actium in 31 BCE, and to last through the rule of the Severans. For later emperors, see "Late Antique." For the period and culture of the Holy Roman Empire, use "Holy Roman Imperial." Note that some classifications include the Tetrarchic, Constantinian, and the Holy Roman Empire in the "Roman Empire."
- Malus - Genus containing 30 to 50 species of small deciduous trees or shrubs, many of which produce pome (fleshy) fruits, in which the ripened ovary and surrounding tissue both become fleshy and edible. Apple trees are native to the Caspian and Black Sea regions; they were introduced in America by the early settlers. Apple trees are primarily grown commercially for their fruit, but the timber is also used.
- palm leaf - Material comprising the leaf of any variety of palm tree, used for thatching, weaving, etc.
- portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness, usually including the face of the person. For representations intended to be anonymous, or of fictional or mythological characters, see "figures (representations)."
- women - Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.
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