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Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP; (Traces of under-coin at left:) NVS IMP Reverse: Roma, helmeted, draped, stands to left, holding patera in right hand, resting left on shield. Spear beside in left arm. Traces of snakes of under-coin. Overstruck on...

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Provenance

By 1873: said to have been found in a hoard near Mugla in 1873 with 63.2653 and 63.2654; 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. 88); 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., December 11, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 128–132 or later

Mint

Uncertain, Asia: Phrygia (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 10.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2655

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins