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Coin of Hierapolis and Smyrna with bust of Otacilia Severa

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Obverse: Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Two prize crowns holding palms. Inscriptions in Greek on crown at left, on crown at right, below crowns, and around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (List 24, Summer, 1986, no. 99); September 17, 1986: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249


Hierapolis and Smyrna (Alliance), Asia Minor: Phrygia and Ionia


Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 10.49 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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