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Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, right. HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, within which statue of Ephesian Artemis. In pediment, table. DIA NA (in field); EPHESIA (in exergue)


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Arthur M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 299); by 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 128 and later


Ephesus, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 10.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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