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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Vespasian

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Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Domitian togate, stands looking left, holding olive branch in right hand, scroll in left. (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 370); 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. 76–77

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 6.94 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.76

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins