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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Trajan to right. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Mt. Argaeus, of unusual design with U-shaped crater on summit surrounded by trees. Two animals (?) below summit. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, 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: 6.94 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.110

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins