Where it is minted seems like an open question in Sear II. He states: "This unusual group of aes (nos 3695-3703) is attributed in RIC and BMCRE to the mint of Rome. Hill (UCR p 14) prefers to place them in the East, favouring an attribution to the Syrian metropolis of Antioch-on-the-Orontes, a view which appears to be supported by the reverse type of a city-goddess with river-god at her feet (nos 3696 and 3702)." Sear himself does not take a stand on this, he attributes them to "Rome or Antioch?". The fact that he chooses to pose this question even if the coins are attributed to Rome in RIC and BMCRE, gives me a feeling that he agrees with Hill, though. We have also seen the small coinage from Trajan, struck on smaller planchets for circulation in Syria from this period. Sear describes them with "Antioch?" too. The reverses on these coins remind me more of Greek coins than Roman coins. River gods, griffins and musical instruments are not what I usually associate with the mint of Rome. The lyra on this coin is a known reverse from several Greek cities, but does not occur often on Roman coins, even from an artistic person like Hadrian. My impression is that Romans generally looked down on musicians and artists, although they enjoyed their art. I took a stand when making this photo, and attributed the coin to Antioch. What are your opinions? Do you have coins that we know are struck in Rome with such reverses?