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Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with busts of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus at left facing draped bust of Julia Domna. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena right in facing quadriga. Two serpent-footed giants below, one about to hurl a stone, the other prostrate. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for...

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By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3070 [partial; as ex Osman Nouri Bey Collection]); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–211


Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 14.69 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins