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Coin of Samos with bust of Herennia Etruscilla

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Obverse: Draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right, crescent behind. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Nemesis standing, facing, himation over her head as veil, wheel beside right leg. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., March 26, 1986 (recorded as Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251


Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 8.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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