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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


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


Uncertain (unidentified mint D), Asia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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