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Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, right. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP Reverse: Jupiter, draped over left shoulder and around waist, stands with head to left holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. COS III


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining & Co. Ltd., auction of A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 302 [as ex Lugano auction, 1925, no. 1132]); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 128


Aezani, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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