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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. In field, left and right, Greek letter pi ? Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tyche of Tarsus seated left. At left Tyches of Isauria and Cilicia approach holding wreaths in their right hands. At right Tyche of Lycaonia with...

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By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 24.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins