As with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.46 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

32.672

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, draped.
HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Africa, draped, wearing elephant-skin on head, reclines left holding scorpion and cornucopia, left elbow resting on rock (?) to left, basket of corn-ears.
AFRICA
In ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Malcolm Storer Collection; gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA, 1932

Credit Line

Storer Collection