Cistophorus of Hadrian, Emperor of Rome from Miletus Artist: Unknown
Mint: Miletus (Ionia)
Ruler: Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, A.D. 76–138, ruled 117–38




10.80 g, 12:00, 28.9 mm

Credit Line

Promised gift of Ben Lee Damsky

Loan number



2nd century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: Bare head right HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: Tetrastyle temple on podium of three steps. Within, cult image of Apollo Didymeus, standing facing, nude, posed in archaic stiffness, wearing a wreath and holding a small stag in his outstretched right hand and a bow in his left. The Corinthian columns are fluted and a circle or wreath is centered in the pediment. COS III
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Object/Work type

cistophori, coins, money

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