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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field. Reverse: At right, fisherman standing holding transverse fishing rod. At upper end of rod a basket and at lower end a fish. At left, Perseus stands with cult image of Apollo...

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By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 32.60 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins