Cistophorus with bust of Hadrian

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


Mint: Asia: Phrygia (?), Uncertain

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 10.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2655

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP
(Traces of under-coin at left:) NVS IMP
Reverse: Roma, helmeted, draped, stands to left, holding patera in right hand, resting left on shield. Spear beside in left arm.
COS III
Traces of snakes of under-coin.

Overstruck on cistophoric tetradrachm of Mark Antony.

Provenance

By 1873: said to have been found in a hoard near Mugla in 1873 with 63.2653 and 63.2654; 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. 88); 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