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Coin of Sebaste with bust of Caracalla, struck under Lucillius Antonius

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Athena stands at left, watching Perseus in the center, his head turned back, cutting off the head of kneeling Medusa. (Inscriptions in Greek in exergue and around)


By 1982: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 30, April 28, lot 407); purchased at auction 30 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P. O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101; June 9, 1982: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–217


Sebaste, Asia Minor: Phrygia


Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 27.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

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