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Coin of Gadara with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Lucius Verus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tetrastyle temple within which seated figure of Zeus left. He holds sceptre in left hand. Inscription in Greek at left, in pediment, at right, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 28, no. 24); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–169


Gadara, Arabia: Decapolis


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 11.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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