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Coin of Elaea with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under A. Hippius Zeno

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Emperor on horseback to right, right hand raised. Trophy at right with bound captive at base. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1965: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, January 12, 1966

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Elaea, Asia: Aeolis


Diameter: 46 mm. Weight: 46.04 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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