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Coin of Apamea with bust of Philip I, struck under M. Aurelius Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Inscribed chest or ark, floats on waves. Within, draped man and woman, heads turned left. Bird sits on lid of chest. Another (dove ?), in center, flies upwards carrying olive branch. At left, on...

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By date unknown: with Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; April 10, 1963: purchased by MFA from Leu & Company's Bank, Ltd.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249


Apamea, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 20.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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