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Didrachm of Caesarea with busts of Domitian and Domitia

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Obverse: At left, laureate bust of Domitian facing draped bust of Domitia wearing stephane at right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Athena, helmeted, standing right, holds spear in left hand, owl in right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; 1924: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25-28, 1924, lot 796); by 1933: Edward A. Sydenham Collection; 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 376: as Sydenham auction, 1936, lot 65); 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, A.D. 93–94


Caesarea, Cappadocia


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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