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Aureus with bust of Julia Domna, struck under Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Julia Domna, draped, right, head bare with large chignon at back. IVLIA DOMNA AVG Reverse: Venus, with drapery falling below hips, standing with back turned, head right, resting left arm on low column, holding apple in extended right and and palm in left. VENERI VICTR


By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 835 [as ex G. Bauer Collection]); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 10, 1953, for $ 467.88

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–196




Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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