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Hemidrachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, to right, wearing aegis. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor in sacerdotal dress with head turned to left. In left hand sceptre, right a patera above an altar. In field, Greek inscriptions. (see media screen for Greek...

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From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 130–131


Naukratis, Egypt


Alexandria, Egypt


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.26 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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