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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Septimus Severus right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle, head left, with wreath in beak; beneath, star. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; October 13, 1960: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 355.00 (this is the total price for 60.1146-60.1150)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 202–205


Antioch, Syria


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.50 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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