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Cistophorus with head of Augustus, struck under Hadrian

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Obverse: Head of Augustus, bare, right. IMPCAESAR AVGVSTVS Reverse: Hadrian, togate, standing front, looks left, and holds corn ears in right hand, scroll in left. HADRIANVS AVGPPREN


By 1908: Hirsch auction 22, November 25, 1908, lot 33; by 1923: Shulman auction of Vierordt Collection, March 5, 1923, lot 656; by 1950: Santamaria auction of Magnaguti Collection, 3, June 26, 1950, lot 655 (information from W. E. Metcalf, The Cistophori of Hadrian, p. 87); by date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 91, pl. 26, no. 576, citing Collezione Vierord, no. 656); by 1962: with Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd. for $ 300.00

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 129


Uncertain (unidentified mint C), Asia


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 9.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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