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Coin of Abydos with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Legend in Greek. Reverse: Alexander the Great stands at prow of galley entering a harbor, holding a spear in his left hand, looking backward and with his right hand outstretched in supplication. Two soldiers are...

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By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608-0479 (CNG auction, Triton V, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York, January 15-16, 2002, lot 1716); purchased at Triton V on behalf of MFA by Frank L. Kovacs, P.O. Box 25300, San Mateo, CA 94402; February 27, 2002: purchased by MFA from Frank L. Kovacs

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–211


Abydos, Asia Minor: Troas


Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 21.98 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins