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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Mt. Argaeus. On summit stands nude figure holding sceptre in left hand, globe in right. Below: star. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 139

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.499

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins