Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by nicholasz219, Sep 24, 2020.
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@nicholasz219, that's a very informative site on Hadrian with a nice collection of his coins also posted there.
Hadrian as Caesar (117-138 AD). Denarius. Rome mint. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bare head right / VOTA PVBLICA, Hadrian, draped standing left, holding a patera over tripod altar, left, sacrificing. 18.4 mm. 3.4 g.
IONIA. Ephesos. Hadrian (117-138 AD). AE. Hadrian laureate head right. / Statue of Artemis Ephesia facing within temple. 21 mm. 5.89 g.
Many of you will know but for those who don't Hadrian's Wall was built by Hadrian from 122 AD and stretched across the North of England from coast to coast. A lot of the wall no longer exists but some of the parts that do remain are very spectacular - see below.
I took my Hadrian denarius along for the ride which was a source of great fascination to many of the people we met on our travels.
Hadrian. 117-138 AD.
Æ Drachm, 36mm, 22.1g, 11h; Alexandria, Year 15 = 130/1 AD.
Obverse: AVT KAI - TRAI AΔPIA CEB; Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right.
Reverse: Alexandria kisses the hand of the arriving emperor; he is laureate and togate, stands left, extends right hand to Alexandria and holds scepter in left; she stands right wearing elephant skin headdress, guides the emperor's hand to her mouth with her right hand, and holds two wheat ears downwards with her left hand; in lower field L - IE.
Reference: Cologne 1034; Emmett 964/15.
That guy walking the wall in full legionary gear is my new hero. How awesome.
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