Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 98–99

Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.65 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bearded figure (Mars or Virtus) standing, looking right, wears cuirass and helmet and holds shield in left hand, spear in right.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, England (auction of the Arthur M. Woodward Collection, September 27, lot 383); 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