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Coin of Samos with bust of Otacilia Severa

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Warrior, head turned back, right hand raised, shield on left arm, stands with left foot on prow to right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1983: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 13, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Utoquai 47, Zurich, November 17-18, 1983, lot 914); purchased at Sternberg auction 13 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 9.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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