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Coin of Amasea with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander right, laureate, draped, cuirassed. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Altar, on which eagle with wings spread; above, quadriga of Helios facing. Inscriptions in Greek around and above. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 29); purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, June 9, 1959, for $ 17.00

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 232


Amasea, Pontus


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.91 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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