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Coin of Blaundus with bust of Caracalla, struck under Ti. Claudius Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles to right, holding lion's mane with left hand, swings club with right. He wears lion's skin over left shoulder. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–217


Blaundus, Asia: Lydia


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 15.42 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


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