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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)


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


Nicomedia, Bithynia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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