All Hadrian provincials coins

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  1. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    Egypt, Alexandria: Hadrian

    AD 117-138 (year 16), AE drachm, 34.5mm, 21.27gm. Laureate bust right / Nilus reclining left, crocodile beneath. Fine, Emmett 1014(16) very rare date. Ex: Fred Knust
    Weight 21.27g
    Diameter 34.5mm
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  3. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    I got a couple new ones recently. I can't stop myself from buying these big (often ugly) Alexandrians... one of these is in terrible shape but rare, the other is quite nice but pretty common.

    First up is this; forgive the harsh lighting, but it brings out the details:

    Hadrian AE Drachm, Alexandria mint, Year 18 (AD 133/4), RPC 5914
    ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ, laureate, draped bust right
    Reverse: L IH, sphinx with crown of disc, horns and feathers, with crocodile emerging from chest, walking, r., on serpent; above, small Athena advancing, r., with spear and wreath

    And also...

    Hadrian AE drachm, Alexandria mint, Year 18 (AD 133/4), RPC 5889
    ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: L IH, Dioscuri (clothed) standing facing, each holding spear and parazonium; between, crescent
  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It's pretty hideous but I'd also have gleefully bought that coin-- it's a very interesting reverse, one I wish I had :).
  5. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    That's the only Tet of Hadrian that I have and which is possibly a Fake. I admired the design and the reverse, though. Hope I'm wrong. It weighs 13.29 g. HadrAnch 001.jpg HadrFk R 001.jpg
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  6. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    bad picture/copyprint?
    looks very fake
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  7. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    So, it's not exactly provincial with it being struck in Rome and all, but it was most likely meant for circulation in the provinces in Syria, and is found quite often at dig sites in Syria, much moreso than in the west.

    Hadrian, Ruled 117-138 AD
    Orichalcum As, Struck 125-128 AD
    Minted in Rome for circulation in Syria
    : HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.
    Reverse: COS III, Lyre, S-C across field.
    References: Butcher 25, RIC II 684
    Size: 23mm, 7.07g
  8. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    Apparently I really like this coin.. here's another


    EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian.
    AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (35.5mm, 21.44 g, 11h). Dated RY 16 (AD 131/132). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nilus seated left on pile of rocks, holding reed and cornucopia; crocodile below; L Iς (date) in left field. Köln 1056 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 1794; K&G 32.519; Emmett 1016.16. VF, brown surfaces, flan crack
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I don't think there is any other segment of the hobby represented by so many types known by so few examples in such horrid condition. I wonder if this is the work of Dattari. I understand he made it known that he would buy any of these coins and did not ask questions about such things as condition so he got a more broad representation of what once existed than people in other places who would only buy coins good or better. TIF's comment can be applied to a thousand Alexandrian types I have seen. Look how many R5 coins are listed in Emmett and how many of the ones we have seen that are 'condition challenged'.

    I can not see even one chance in a thousand that you are wrong. Hadrian topped out at COS III IMP II so this a copied from a Flavian coin of the type. The style is wrong, very wrong. I was being too gentle with the 1/1000 comment.
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  10. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm 117-18 AD Tyche
    RPC III, 3259.18; Prieur 759; SNG BN 1405-6; SNG Levante –;

    Issue First group

    Laureate head of Hadrian, r.; fillet border

    Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС (around) ΤΑΡ/СΕωΝ (in field l.)
    Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, l., on diphros, holding palm and cornucopia; at her feet, river-god Kydnos, crowned with sedge, swimming, right

    10.26 gr
    26 mm

    From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Garth Drewry Collection
    1215 P Hadrian RPC3259.18.jpg
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  11. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    5544 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing
    RPC 5544.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 1511 (this coin); Emmett 904.3

    Issue ΕΤ Θ = year 9

    Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

    Rev. ΕΤ Θ
    Zeus standing facing, head l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre

    12.20 gr
    24 mm
    1238 P Hadrian RPC5544.3.jpg
  12. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Nilus reclining on hippopotamus
    RPC III, 5452.9; Dattari-Savio Suppl. Pl. 11, 113; Emmett 1015.8

    Issue L H = year 8

    Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

    Rev. L Η
    Nilus reclining on hippopotamus, l., holding reed and cornucopia, with lotus flowers below

    17.24 gr
    34 mm
    1254 P Hadrian RPC5452.9.jpg
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  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    fine coin Oki....i've been shopping around for one of the Hadrian Nilus coins...and wow!'ve had this thread going for 5+ years...congrats on both and all.:)
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  14. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    Egypt, Alexandria. Hadrian, Drachm circa 134-135AD (year 19)


    Egypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Hadrian, 117-138 Drachm circa 134-135 (year 19), Æ 34.9mm
    Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚΔ Bust of Ammon r., set on basis, crowned with disc. RPC 5944. Dattari-Savio Pl. 93, 7819 (this rev. only.
    From the Dattari collection.
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  15. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    1259 P Hadrian eastern --.jpg Hadrian Denarius Antioch 119-22 AD Aequitas standing
    Strack *-- ; RIC II, --; BMCRE --; C. --; BMC --

    Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

    Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

    3.40 gr
    17 mm
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  16. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    With so many coins listed, I don't recall if this one was included. Not so great, but...
    Hadrian, 117-138 AD. PHOENICIA. Berytus AD 117-138. Æ (18mm, 5.98 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: COL BER in two lines between legionary eagles. SNG Copenhagen 99-100.
  17. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Hi Eric: Great collection!
    On your spectacular Mt. Argaeus reverse, I wonder if you noticed the animal engraved on the lower right "rock." Similar to:
    Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. AR Didrachm (20mm, 6.81 gm, 11h). Dated COS. 3 (161-165 AD). Obv: AVTOKP ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right, with a seemingly uplifted gaze. Rev: YPATOC Γ, Mount Argaeus, with standing nude figure above summit, holding spear and globe. At the base, hound chasing hare on center right of base; tree before left boulder at base. Sydenham, Caesarea 326(var. hound chasing hare) Metcalf, Caesarea 130b.
  18. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Sabina, wife of Hadrian. AR Drachm (3.07 gm) 136/137, Amisos in Pontos. Obv: CABEINA CEBACTH. Draped bust right. Rev: AMICOV EΛEYΘEPAC ETOVC PΞZ. Demeter with Patera and torch. Waddington et al., Rec. Gen. S. 85, 105. SabinaAmisos.jpg
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

  20. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    Dear Pete,

    Thank you, i cant see anything on which page?
  21. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Hi Eric:
    Travelling now. I'll search for it tomorrow or Wednesday.
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