Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 128–130


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Hierapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 10.11 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2654

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP
Reverse: Apollo, in long drapery, standing front, head right, holds plectrum in right hand, lyre in left.
COS III

Overstruck.

Provenance

By 1873: said to have been found in a hoard near Mugla in 1873 with 63.2653 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. 86); 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