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Coin of Pergamum with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Claudianus Terpander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bust to right on a base, tree behind, laurel branch at left and right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1967: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 7511); by 1977: with Auctiones AG, Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 377); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Pergamum, Asia: Mysia


Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 34.20 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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