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Tetradrachm of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right with drapery on left shoulder. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: God (or Divus Traianus?) with radiate crown and flowing cloak on horseback to right; altar at right. Inscription in Greek around. (See media screen for obverse and reverse...

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Inscription

See attached media

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. 117–138

Mint

Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.1438

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins