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Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP Reverse: Apollo, in long drapery, standing front, head right, holds plectrum in right hand, lyre in left. COS III Overstruck.


By 1873: said to have been found in a hoard near Mugla in 1873 with 63.2653 and 63.2655; by date unknown: Hadji Arslan Collection; by 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXVI, Philadelphia, n.d., no. 86); 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., December 11, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 128–130


Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 10.11 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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