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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.282.8
People
Hadrian, Roman (r. 117-138 CE)
Title
Hemidrachm of Alexandria under Hadrian
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
132-133 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/97605
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
13.98 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
hemidrachm
Date on Object
Year 17
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
  • Reverse Inscription: L IZ
Provenance
Kurpfaelzische Muenzhandlung, Mannheim 30 (1986) nr. 128
M&M Deutschland, Auktion 11, 7-8 November 2002, lot 203
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
BMC 885; RPC III 5853; Milne 1381
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.282.8
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Hadrian, r., laureate and wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
Rev.: The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), surmounted by lantern; on the summit, a statue standing holding scepter in l. hand; on either side of the lantern, a Triton blowing a buccinum; in the fields at l. and r., the year of Hadrian's reign (L - IZ, = year 17).
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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