Drachm of Amisus with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 132

Mint: Pontus, Amisus


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Capricorn right, holds globe between forepaws. Cornucopia behind.
Below: Greek letters for the year 164= A.D. 131
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 400, partial); purchased at Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour