Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Vespasian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 76–77

Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea


Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 7.00 gm. Die Axis: 11

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian right.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Titus, wearing cuirass, stands front, holding spear in right hand, sheathed sword and cloak in left.
Inscription in Greek around.


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 369); 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