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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Bearded figure (Mars or Virtus) standing, looking right, wears cuirass and helmet and holds shield in left hand, spear in right. (Inscription in Greek) (see media screen for inscriptions)


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 383); 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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 98–99


Caesarea, Cappadocia


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.65 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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