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Tetradrachm of Koinon of Cyprus with head of Vespasian

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Obverse: Laureate head of Vespasian left. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 1,085.00 (this is the total price of 60.1435-60.1438)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 77–78

Mint

Cyprus

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1435

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins