Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

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


Mint: Asia: Caria, Mylasa

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 9.61 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2653

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, right.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP
Reverse: Jupiter Labrandeus, draped to feet, stands to front holding double axe in right hand, spear in left. Fillets around wrists fall to ground.
COS III

Provenance

By 1873: said to have been found in a hoard near Mugla in 1873 with 63.2654 and 63.2655; by date unknown: Hadji Arslan Collection; by 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXVI, Philadelphia, n.d., no. 85); 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