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Coin of Samos with bust of Julia Mamaea

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Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Facing cult statue of Samian Hera, between peacocks on left and right. Serpent coiled around modius of goddess. Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 10.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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