semisses that have been part of the CT community for a while. These coins once belonged to @jb_depew and to @Theodosius. I recently acquired them in @John Anthony's latest auction and I'm happy to add them to my collection. The semis, which literally means "half" in the Latin language, was valued at half an as. In the Roman imperial period, the semis was the smallest orichalcum denomination, having twice the value of a copper quadrans and half the value of the copper as. It was the same diameter as the quadrans, so its value resulted from orichalcum having double the value of copper. Patinated specimens can be misidentified as quadrantes. For this reason, most early references list these two coins as quadrantes, but examples without patina demonstrate them to be made of orichalcum, and hence they have been reclassified in more recent references (i.e. RIC 2.3) as semisses. The denomination was issued infrequently and it ceased to be after the reign of Hadrian 117-138 AD. As such, these two coins are some of the last semisses minted. Hadrian, AD 117-138. Roman orichalcum semis, 4.06 g, 18.1 mm, 7 h. Rome, AD 121-23. Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, eagle standing half right, head turned left, wings open but not spread. Rev: P M TR P COS III S C, thunderbolt. Refs: RIC 625; RIC 2.3, 624; BMC 1279; Cohen 1167; Strack 579; RCV 3704. Hadrian, AD 117-138. Roman orichalcum semis, 4.12 g, 18.3 mm, 6 h. Rome, AD 124-25, possibly for use in Syria. Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right. Rev: COS III S C, lyre. Refs: RIC 688; RIC 2.3, 758; BMC 1359-61; Cohen 443; Strack 625; RCV 3701; McAlee 547a. Let's see your semisses!