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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, star between legs. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1961: with Leu and Co. Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Leu and Co. Bank, Ltd. for $ 130.- (this is the total price for 61.1128–61.1129)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222


Antioch, Syria


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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