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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)


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


Caesarea and Smyrna (Alliance), Cappadocia and Ionia


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

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The Ancient World


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