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Coin of Iulia-Gordus with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Iulius

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hades in quadriga of galloping horses right, turns back holding Persephone with right arm, scepter in left hand. Beneath horses, Persephone's flower basket. Inscriptions in Greek around and...

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Provenance

By 1971: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., January 12, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Iulia-Gordus, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 19.87 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.12

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins