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Coin of Sparta (Lacedaemonians) with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Dioskouroi on horseback right, stars above their heads?. Inscription in Greek.


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.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Sparta (Lacedaemonians), Achaea: Peloponnese


Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 14.39 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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