Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Vespasian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 76–77


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.92 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.73

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mount Argaeus.
Nude radiate figure on summit holds phiale 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 367); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour