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Coin of Halikarnassos with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus Askraios stands, facing. He is radiate and wears long chiton and himation. On either side, a tree with a bird. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Waddell auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 235); March 26, 1986: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, (recorded as Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

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


Halikarnassos, Asia Minor: Caria


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.47 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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