Septimius Severus (193-211). AE 35 mm. Antiochia mint (Pisidia). 203-211 AD. D/ IMP CAES L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG. Laureate head right. R/ COL CAES ANTIOCH SR. Mên standing right, with foot on bucranium and leaning upon column to right, holding scepter and Victory; at feet to left, cock standing left. Krzyzanowska Obv. die XXXV; SNG BN 1101-2. SNG France 1101-2. AE. g. 26.40 mm. 35.00 An impressive medallic coin. VF. Mên, moon god worshiped widely in Asia Minor during Roman times and also in Attica from the 3rd century BC. Little is known of his origin, but he may have been connected with the Persian moon god Mao. His most frequent attributes were the pine cone, bucranium (ox skull), and chicken. He was represented as a male figure with a crescent moon behind his shoulders. A temple of Men has been excavated at Antioch in Pisidia (modern Yalvaç, Turkey). (Britannica online).
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