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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: City goddess seated on pile of rocks to right, holding ears of corn with poppy. At her feet, river-god Orontes swims right. (Inscription in Greek)


By 1970: with Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, CH-6000 Lucerne, Switzerland and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 45, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, May 12-13, lot 576); purchased at auction 45 on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, June 8, 1970

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 202–207


Antioch, Syria


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.47 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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