Grungy but Nice Hadrian Tet

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  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I have many Hadrian coins but this one I was attracted to due to the dingy hoard patina. I am always a sucker for this look.

    Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Billon Tetradrachm
    O: AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    R: Hades-Serapis seated left on ornate throne decorated with crowning Nikai, extending right hand over seated Cerberus, holding long scepter in left; L I–ς (Year 16) across field.
    Dattari (Savio) 1477; K&G 32.514; Emmett 892
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  3. ziggy9

    ziggy9 *NEC SPERNO NEC TIMEO* Supporter

    I like the look. I wouldn't mind this one in my collection
  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Nice! I like that fabric better than the typical grainy and shoddy Antoninus Pius tets.
  5. dougsmit

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  6. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Good portrait on that one. Congrats!
  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

  8. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    Sweet tet Mat!

    Hey ya' know if it's a problem... :rolleyes:
  9. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    That's an attractive tet Mat!
  10. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Great coin Mat! Nice and attractive.
  11. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thats a nice one. Cool addition.
  12. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice example! I have worse and wouldn't call yours grungy at all.

    I've been lazy and haven't taken my own pictures of this one yet.

    4070425 Hadrian Bi Tet - Helios Hermanubis.jpg HADRIAN
    Billon Tetradrachm. 13.36g, 25mm. EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 11 (AD 126/127). Dattari (Savio) 1383; RPC Online temp #5649; Emmett 852.11. O: AΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. R: L ΕΝ – ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ, Radiate and draped bust of Helios right.
    Ex Hermanubis Collection
  13. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    A real beauty, Z.:eek:
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