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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Septimius Severus, struck under Cl. Rufinus Sophistes

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Cybele, turreted, seated left, patera in right hand, sceptre in left, left arm resting on tympanum. In front, lion to left. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media...

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1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–202


Smyrna, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 24.81 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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