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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.115.144
People
Hadrian, Roman (r. 117-138 CE)
Title
Bi Hadrian, Alexandria
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
133-134 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/20315
Physical Descriptions
Medium
billon
Metal
Bi
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
12.57 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Date on Object
LIH
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: AVT KAIS TRAIAN ADRIANOS SEB
  • Reverse Inscription: LI - H
Provenance
Collection of Margarete Bieber
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Milne 1399; Dattari 1479
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Celia and Walter Gilbert, Claude-Claire Grenier, and the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.115.144
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Hadrian, r., laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
Rev: Sarapis seated, l., holding sceptre, reaching down, Cerberus l. at his feet, 'LI-H' (year 18).

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