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Coin of Temnus with bust of Julia Mamaea, struck under Cl. Smaragdus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Mamaea, wearing stephane, to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Dionysos standing, head left, holding thyrsos in left hand. In his right hand he holds a pitcher and pours a libation. Panther to left beneath. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Temnus, Asia: Aeolis


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 13.14 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins