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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Claudius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Claudius to left. TI.CLAVD.CAESAR AVG.GERM [P.M.TR.P] Reverse: Oak wreath within which: PP / OBCIVES / SERVATOS (see media screen for handwritten inscription with uncertain letters on obverse)

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 347 [as ex Vierordt sale, Amsterdam, 1923, no. 803]); by date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 363); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 43–48

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.29 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.72

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins