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Coin of Samos with busts of Caracalla and Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped busts of Caracalla at left facing Septimius Severus at right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Septimius Severus on horseback right, draped, cuirassed, aiming javelin with right hand; below horse, a prostrate enemy. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen...

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By date unknown: Madame M. P. Collection; by 1959: with Hôtel Drouot, Paris (auction of Madame M. P. Collection), April 6-7, 1959, lot 272; purchased at the Drouot auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Co.'s Bank, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank for $ 355.95 (this is the total price of 59.293-59.296); accessioned, May 14, 1959

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–211


Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 20 gm. Die Axis: 4

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The Ancient World


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