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Aureus with side-by-side busts of Probus and Sol

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Obverse: Bust of Probus, helmeted and cuirassed, to left, holding spear in right hand. Bust of Sol behind. SOLCOM I SPROBIA VG Reverse: Radiate, draped bust of Sol right. SOLIINVICTO COMITIAVG


By date unknown: H. C. Hoskier Collection; 1907: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich (auction 20 [Hoskier collection], November 1907, no. 658); by date unknown: R. Jameson Collection; 1924: with Feuardent Freres, 4, rue Louvois, 4, Paris (auction of the Jameson collection, III, no. 467 [citing Vierordt sale, Amsterdam, 1923, no. 2484]); by 1958: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; February 12, 1964: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 281–282


Serdica, Dacia


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.08 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


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