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Coin of Ephesus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on left shoulder. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tetrastyle temple containing cult-statue of Artemis of Ephesus. In pediment: (three chairs?). Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 117–138

Mint

Ephesus, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 5.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2979

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins