Hemidrachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian
Mint: Egypt, Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.26 gm. Die Axis: 11
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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.
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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