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Coin of Pergamum in alliance with Sardis with Demoi, struck under Cephalion

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Obverse: Demos of Pergamum right crowning Demos of Sardis. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Statue of Augustus, spear in right hand, standing in distyle temple on two steps. Inscriptions in Greek above and around.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 1 (?)


Pergamum and Sardis (Alliance), Asia: Mysia and Ionia


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 5.00 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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