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Coin of Caesarea in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right, drapery on left shoulder. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Mt. Argaeus, surmounted by star. Prize crown containing a palm branch on each side. Inscriptions in Greek around, in field and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 206

Mint

Caesarea and Smyrna (Alliance), Cappadocia and Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.65 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1110

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins