Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian
Mint: Egypt, Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 26.21 gm. Die Axis: 1
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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped and cuirassed to right, wearing aegis.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Shrine with two fluted columns; in pediment, disc; within, Emperorleft, his right hand touching small shrine inscribed in Greek.
[inscriptions in field]
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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