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Drachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eleutheria in peplos and chiton standing left, holds rod in left hand, pileus in right. 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 384); 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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 98–99


Caesarea, Cappadocia


Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.40 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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