Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 132–133


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 26.21 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

86.837

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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]
Year 17.

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