Coin of Selge with bust of Aurelian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 270–275

Mint: Pisidia, Selge


Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 20.25 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Aurelian, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Below: globe.
Inscription in Greek around and at right.
Reverse: Athena standing left, spear in left hand, shield in right. At right styrax shrub with bucket attached. At lower right, vase.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y., December 9, 1982, lot 467); purchased at Waddell auction 1 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 12, 1983

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour