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Coin of Alabanda with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Countermark: head of Geta (?) Inscriptions in Greek around and within countermark. Reverse: Zeus, naked, standing left, holds eagle on right hand and rests left on sceptre. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen...

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Provenance

One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Alabanda, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.161

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins