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Aureus with bust of Julia Maesa, struck under Elagabalus

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Obverse: Bust of Julia Maesa, draped, right. IVLIAMAESAAVG Reverse: Juno standing, head left, holds scepter in left hand, patera in right. IV NO


By date unknown: Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection; by 1909: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (J. Hirsch auction 24, Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection, part 2, May 10ff., 1909, lot 2003); by 1913: R. Jameson Collection,vol. 2 (Paris, 1913), no. 216, citing Hirsch Sale 24, no. 2003 and Comte du Chastel Sale, no. 490; by 1958: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., February 12, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222




Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

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