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Cistophorus with head of Hadrian

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Obverse: Head of Hadrian, bare, right. IMPCAESTRA HADRIANOAVGPP Reverse: Temple showing eight columns on podium of three steps. ROMSPAVG (in pediment of temple) COM BIT (in field)

Provenance

By 1960: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; April 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 468.00 (this is the total price for 60.226-60.228)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 135–136

Mint

Nicomedia, Bithynia

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 027.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.66 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

60.226

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins