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Coin of Prusias-ad-Hypium with bust of Otacilia Severa

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Obverse: Draped bust of Otacilia to right. Countermark: bust of emperor to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena, standing, with helmet, lance and shield. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 908); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249


Prusias-ad-Hypium, Bithynia


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 4.77 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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