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Coin of Nicopolis-ad-Istrum with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: At left, Athena stands holding shield and spear. In the center, Zeus is seated with a scepter in his left hand. At the right Hera stands holding a phiale. Inscriptions in Greek around and in the exergue.


By 1999: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608-0479 (Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Mail Bid Sale 51, September 15, 1999, lot 835); purchased by MFA at Mail Bid Sale 51 and accessioned December 15, 1999 .

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Nicopolis-ad-Istrum, Moesia


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 8.96 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins