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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 97

Mint

Probably Ephesos or Pergamon, Asia Minor: Ionia or Mysia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.2652

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins