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Coin of Temenothyrae with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Poli. Iul. Blongas (?)

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles standing, head right, lion's skin over left arm, club in right hand. At right, garlanded altar. At left, uncertain object. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 32); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Temenothyrae, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 24.62 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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