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Coin of Anazarbus with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Priestly crown surrounded by thirteen heads. Inscriptions in Greek within crown, at left, at right, below, and around. Struck in year 223 = A.D. 204. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., June 9, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 204

Mint

Anazarbus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 26.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.392

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins