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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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Provenance

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).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

86.840

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins