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Drachm of Amisus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on left shoulder. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Capricorn right, holds globe between forepaws. Cornucopia behind. Below: Greek letters for the year 164= A.D. 131 Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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 400, partial); purchased at Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 132

Mint

Amisus, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1496

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins