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Cistophorus with head of Hadrian

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Obverse: Head of Hadrian, laureate, right. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP Reverse: Roma, helmeted, draped, seated left on cuirass and shield, holding Victory on extended right hand and vertical spear in left. COS III

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; March 8, 1956: purchased by MFA for $ 350.00 from Hugo Weissmann

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Uncertain (unidentified mint D), Asia

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 026.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 10.57 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

56.140

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins