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Cistophorus with head of Hadrian

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Obverse: Head of Hadrian right. [HADR]IANVS AVGVSTVSPP Reverse: Two draped women (Nemeses) facing; left figure holding uncertain object (double fillet?), right figure with scepter. COS III Overstruck.

Provenance

By 1958: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 2, 1958, lot 325 [as "aus Auktion Magnaguti III, 663"]); purchased at Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for 12,800 Swiss francs (this is the total price for 58.515-58.519)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 025.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 10.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.518

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins