Coin of Koinon of Cyprus with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 112–117

Mint: Cyprus


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos. Garland tied to tops of central columns above two cross-beams, slender column (candelabrum) on each side. Cone in center has double flat top flanked each side by star. In front, semicircular court.
Inscriptions in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining sale of the Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased by MFA at the Woodward sale, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour