Coin of Ephesos with bust of Septimius Severus
Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesos
Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 25.68 gm. Die Axis: 6
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in raised right hand, kneeling barbarian beneath horse’s forelegs.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.
By 1983: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 13, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Utoquai 47, Zurich, November 17-18, 1983, lot 746); purchased at Sternberg auction 13 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour