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Coin of Petra with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right, gorgoneion on breast. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: City-goddess seated left on rock, trophy in left hand, right extended. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1975: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; March 25, 1975: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, April 9, 1975

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

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

Mint

Petra, Arabia: Decapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1975.307

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins