All Hadrian provincials coins

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  1. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    indeed, mushy and rare.
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Oooh, nice!!! I want it :D
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  4. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 127-28 AD Ptah-Sokar-Osiris standing.

    Emmett 883.12; Köln 982; Dattari (Savio) 1445; K&G 32.458.

    Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from back.

    Rev. LΔωΔΕ ΚΑΤΟV
    Osiris mummy standing right, holding sceptre tipped with jackal-head (Anubis scepter)

    12.66 gr
    376 P Hadrian Emmett883.jpg
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    One of the coolest tetradrachm reverses, great score.
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  6. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    I have not seen a mummy reverse on tets before. Marvelous!
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  7. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    hi mat,

    indeed, i love it the 2e i saw on sale in 14 months.
  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Marvelous Mummy!
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  9. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    NICE!! => Oki, I am extremely jealous of that cool coin (very, very sweet)
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  10. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Me too! Since I lost the NAC coins I wish I'd bid on The Mummy.

    Dibs on the next one! :D
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  11. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I was the winning bidder on this coin before I went to bed. I lost out by 20 or 30 euros I think. Glad to see it went to you :). Nice score! One day I'll get one of my own.... probably after TIF... and after Steve... well, eventually!
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  12. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Sphinx
    Emmett 1053.18; Köln 1134; Dattari 1996; Milne 1427

    Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

    Rev. LI-H (Year 18)
    phinx seated left with Kalathos on head, right paw on wheel.

    26.39 gr
    374 P Hadrian Emmett1053.jpg
  13. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Sweeeeet!! ... that's a gorgeous drachm, Oki (yummy)

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  14. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    thx you mate, reverse must clean a bit, gray stuff on head and belly :D
  15. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    Keep 'em coming Oki, they're getting better each time I look at them!
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  16. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I have a very poor example of the Hadrian/sphinx.

    In the hands of certain notorious dealers, this coin would have been given a coat "desert patina" wax to improve the look. It is tempting to rub some makeup on it (temporarily) to demonstrate the dramatic effect. Maybe I'll do that this weekend just for grins. I'll soak it off after taking pictures.
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  17. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    hi TIF,

    a nice example, bit rougher then mine thats all.
    all the best,
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  18. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    I like 'em both => TIF, your coin did score the Date-in-exergue (bonus point)

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  19. UniqueDesigns

    UniqueDesigns Civil War Token Collector

    I've looked through the present 22 pages of Hadrian coins, but this piece isn't posted. Got it, my only piece, in 2001 but the seller was not too descriptive.
    What do you guys know about its mint years or province, etc.
    Are they common? TIA

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  20. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It won't be in this thread because it is a Roman Imperial issue rather than Provincial and this is the Provincial thread :). However, maybe there won't be one in the other Hadrian thread either; apparently this is a rather rare variety (with Victory standing left rather than standing right).

    Here is the full attribution:

    Hadrian, 125-128 AD
    AR denarius; Rome mint
    Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder
    Reverse: COS III, Victory standing left, right hand on head and holding long palm.
    Reference: RIC 182d, page 361; Cohen 358; Sear RCVII (2002) #3480, p. 145; RSC 359b; Strack 180.

    This attribution is from Wildwinds; the date of issue is AD 125-128. However, in description for the depicted coin, the year is narrowed down to AD 127. I don't know which is correct and can't confirm the attribution or scarcity other than per the Wildwinds listing. Someone else with reference books may be able to add something.

    Anyway, cool coin :)
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  21. UniqueDesigns

    UniqueDesigns Civil War Token Collector

    TY for the quick reply, TIF
    Using your ref. I see a close resemblance to the RIC 182b RSC 359b.
    The COS III letters are spread apart more.
    But, no dead on copies of it would make me think it's more rare.

    Glad to know it's authentic, though!
    Any thoughts on present day value?

    Where would I find the Imperial Roman thread?
    Should I move it there?
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