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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.2648

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins