Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 98–99


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.74 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.83

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nude, radiate, figure stands on summit of Mt. Argaeus holding globe in right hand, sceptre in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 382); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour