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Coin of Bizya with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Ceres seated on throne to left, holding ear of corn in right hand and sceptre in left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 18, no. 179); March 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 78.50 (this is the total price for 62.224–62.248)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Bizya, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 14.68 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.225

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins