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Coin of Philadelphia with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Iul. Aristo Iulianus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Within distyle arched shrine, statue of Aphrodite to right holding mirror in left hand and arranging hair with right. Dolphin downwards at feet right. Greek inscriptions in field, around,...

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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. 222–235


Philadelphia, Asia: Lydia


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 11.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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