Hemidrachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 130–131


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

86.840

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Year 15.

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