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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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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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Uncertain, Asia: Phrygia (?)


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

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The Ancient World


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