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Coin of Isaura with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Gate with three towers. In the center, Tyche is seated left with rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Giessener Münzhandlung Dieter Gorny, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 Munich, Germany (Dieter Gorny Auktion 96, June 7, 1999, lot 369); purchased on behalf of MFA at Dieter Gorny auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 15, 1999: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Isaura, Asia Minor: Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 12.64 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1999.261

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins