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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Vespasian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Mount Argaeus. Nude radiate figure on summit holds phiale in right hand, sceptre in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


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 367); 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.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 76–77


Caesarea, Cappadocia


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.92 gm. Die Axis: 6

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