Drachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 98–99


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.40 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.85

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eleutheria in peplos and chiton standing left, holds rod in left hand,
pileus in right.
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 384); 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