Septimius Severus (Facial Reconstruction)

Illustration

Arienne King
by Daniel Voshart
published on 23 October 2020

A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Septimius Severus (r. 193-211 CE) may have looked like. Based on contemporary and near contemporary descriptions, as well as archaeological evidence.

Pictured alongside the reconstruction are the busts and statuary used as references. These include the Glyptotek bust (top left); the Severan Tondo (top right ); Capitoline bust (bottom left); and a coin portrait (bottom right).

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Voshart, D. (2020, October 23). Septimius Severus (Facial Reconstruction). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13002/septimius-severus-facial-reconstruction/

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Voshart, Daniel. "Septimius Severus (Facial Reconstruction)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 23, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13002/septimius-severus-facial-reconstruction/.

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Voshart, Daniel. "Septimius Severus (Facial Reconstruction)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Oct 2020. Web. 23 May 2022.

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