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Coin of Baris with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Three athletes drawing lots, the central one reaching his hand into a vase. Over his head, prize crown. Palm branch at left and right. (Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue).


By 1982: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, Ch-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (auction 12, November 18-19, lot 692); purchased at auction 12 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; January 12, 1983: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–235


Baris, Asia Minor: Pisidia


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 24.40 gm. Die Axis: 5

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