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Coin of Perinthos with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, with Gorgon's head on breastplate or aegis. (Inscription in Greek). Reverse: In center, Zeus seated facing, with patera and scepter, eagle at feet. Above, Helios in quadriga to right and Selene to left in biga of bulls. ...

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By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to have been bought at auction in Istanbul); September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 175.00

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–235


Perinthos, Thrace


Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 32.59 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins