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Coin of Sardis with bust of Julia Mamaea

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Severus Alexander (?) in traveling costume with cloak behind, standing to left, holding orb and spear. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 257); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Sardis, Asia: Lydia


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 5.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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