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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.282.6
People
Vespasian, Roman (r. 69-79 CE)
Koinon of Cyprus
Title
Tetradrachm of Cyprus under Vespasian
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
75-76 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Cyprus
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/97585
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
12.91 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Date on Object
H (Year 8)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΟΥΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
  • Reverse Inscription: ΕΤΟΥC ΝΕΟΥ ΙΕΡΟΥ; in exergue: Η
Provenance
Weber 762a; J. Ward Collection and MMA, New York
Sotheby, Zurich, Auktion J. Ward Coll. II (1973) lot 652
M&M Deutschland, Auktion 11, 7-8 November 2002, lot 141
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RPC II, 1803; BMC p. 77 no. 18; Cf. JHS ix p.20
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.282.6
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, l., laureate; at lower left, countermark.
Rev.: Temple of Aphrodite of Paphos: two cross-beams joining the central columns; at the sides, two low-roofed wings, each divided vertically into two portions, the inner open, the outer closed for half its height; within the central space, a flat-topped, cone-shaped sacred baetyl stone; in exergue H (=Year 8).
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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