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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, bust of Trajan to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Half-figure bust of Artemis wearing chiton to left. She holds spear in right hand, patera in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

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 390); 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. 112–117

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.54 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.89

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins