Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 128–132


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 10.59 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.70

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, right.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP
Reverse: Aesculapius, draped, standing front, head left, holds serpent-entwined staff in right hand.
COS III
Overstruck on coin of Augustus (?), of which profile visible in right field.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining & Co. Ltd., auction of A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 300 [as ex Lucerne auction, 1926, no. 2852]); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour