Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 112–117

Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea


Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 7.30 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo, nude, filleted, stands looking left, holding laurel branch in right hand, bow and arrow in left.
Inscription in Greek.


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 389); 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