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Coin of Neocaesarea with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Prize crown, with two palm-branches, on table. On each side, prize crown with one palm-branch. Inscriptions in Greek below table, around, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 234


Neocaesarea, Pontus


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.70 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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