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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.60.45.41
People
Hadrian, Roman (r. 117-138 CE)
Title
Drachm of Alexandria under Hadrian
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
127-128 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman Provincial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
25.59 g
Denomination
drachm
Date on Object
Year 12
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
  • Reverse Inscription: ΙϚ, exergue: L ΔWΔƐΚ
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Milne 1267; RPC III 5717
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of W.C. Burriss Young
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.60.45.41
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear.
Rev.: Nilus reclining on crocodile or hippopotamus, l., holding reed and cornucopia; above ΙϚ.

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