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Drachm of Amisus with head of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bare head of Hadrian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Demeter standing, looking left, holds long torch in left hand, ears of corn in lowered right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 7010); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 136–137

Mint

Amisus, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 2.24 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.308

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins