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Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped and cuirassed, right. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP Reverse: Zeus Laodikeus standing, head left, in long drapery, holds eagle on right hand, scepter in left. COS III


Date unknown (1969 ?): with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XLV/XLVI, no. 152); 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 11, 1969

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 10.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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