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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Nerva

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Obverse: Bust of Nerva, laureate, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Nude, radiate figure holding globe in right hand, scepter in left, stands on summit of Mt. Argaeus. (Inscription in Greek) (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, England (auction of the Arthur M. Woodward Collection, September 27, lot 380); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA 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. 98

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.81

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins