Coin of Petra with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 117–138


Mint: Arabia: Decapolis, Petra

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1975.307

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right,
gorgoneion on breast.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: City-goddess seated left on rock, trophy in left hand, right extended.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1975: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; March 25, 1975: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, April 9, 1975

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock