Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Claudius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 43–48


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.29 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.72

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Claudius to left.
TI.CLAVD.CAESAR AVG.GERM [P.M.TR.P]
Reverse: Oak wreath within which: PP / OBCIVES / SERVATOS

(see handwritten inscription for uncertain letters on obverse)

Provenance

1923, L. Vierordt (d. by 1930); March 5, 1923, Vierordt sale, Jacques Schulman, Amsterdam, lot 803, probably to H. C. Levis, London; June 18-20, 1925, Levis collection sale, Naville et Cie. at the Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, lot 347. Possibly William Harrison Woodward (b. 1856 - d. 1941), London [see note]; possibly by descent to his son, Arthur M. Woodward, London; September 27, 1962, Woodward sale, Glendining and Co., London, lot 363, to Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; 1963, sold by Robert E. Hecht, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1963)

NOTE: A coin collector, and father of Arthur M. Woodward.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour