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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.251
People
Hadrian, Roman (r. 117-138 CE)
Title
Aureus of Hadrian, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
125 - 128 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195265
Location
Level 3, Room 3700, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Roman Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.27 g
Die Axis
8
Denomination
aureus
Date on Object
COS III
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: AVGUSTVS HADRIANVS
  • Reverse Inscription: COS III
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
BMC III, 429 var p. 293 n
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.251
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Hadrian, draped, head bare to r. r.
Rev.: Hadrian, on horse pacing r., raising r. hand
Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

32Q: 3700 Roman, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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