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Tridrachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right, drapery (aegis) on left shoulder. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Distyle temple on steps, eagle with head right in pediment. Within, draped statue of Diana of Perga. Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 26, no. 82); by 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., December 11, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 112–117


Caesarea, Cappadocia


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.09 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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