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Cistophorus with bust of Nerva

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Obverse: Bust of Nerva, laureate, right. IMPNERVACAESAVGPM TRPOTPPCOSIII Reverse: Temple of Roma and Augustus, two columns visible. Between columns Nerva stands at left holding spear in right hand and in left globe (?). At right facing female figure stands holding cornucopia in left hand...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 11, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 97


Probably Ephesos or Pergamon, Asia Minor: Ionia or Mysia


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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