I won a Hadrian!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by CoinBlazer, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    This is the coin I won from @Curtisimo and his guess the CTer challenge, and @Ryro donated this epic coin for the game! Thank you so much to both of you!
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    117-138 AD. AR Denarius (17mm, 2.89gm). Struck 134-138 AD. Head right / Egypt reclining against basket left, holding sistrum, ibis at feet. RIC II 297; RSC 99.

    This coin commemorates Hadrian's visit to Egypt in 130-131 AD. It was while Hadrian was on tour in Egypt that his favorite, Antinoüs, "mysteriously" drowned in the Nile. So great was the emperor's grief that he commanded a series of religious rituals to be performed in the young man's honor, and, on the site where the body was recovered, Hadrian ordered the construction of a city called Antinöopolis in honor of the young man.
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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to the dark side young Padawan.
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  5. bcuda

    bcuda El Ibérico loco

    Nice coin to have in a collection for sure.
    Now to build off of that one !
  6. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    Awesome. We have an amazing community here.
  7. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    Great coin!

    Nice when you can relate one to historical events.

  8. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Great coin @CoinBlazer . That @Ryro sure is a swell fella! :happy:

    My Hadrian travel series example.
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  9. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    An absolute stunner right there, my man!:wideyed:
    I am on the lookout for a good Africa and Germania.
    Here’s my Egypt, won at the same auction as @CoinBlazer and favorite Hadrian portrait:
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  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    wow! kool prize CB..i've been trying to get one o dos travel coins of his for the longest....outstanding @Ryro & @Curtisimo ...:)...
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  11. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Hadrian Denarius RIC 310 Obv Bare head right Rv Nilus seated right 135 A.D. 3.19 grms 18 mm hadriand53.jpg
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  12. tartanhill

    tartanhill Well-Known Member

    Each Christmas I give each of my five grand kids an ancient coin. This year I decided to give them a sestertius of Hadrian. Here are the ones they will receive.






    I think a great way to get younger people interested in our hobby is to give them something they can hold in their hands that reeks of history. Two of the grandkids have been to Scotland and walked Hadrian's Wall, so this will have some special meaning to them.
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  13. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    That's a wonderful line-up and a beautiful sentiment @tartanhill
  14. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    it is a crystallized coin is dropped on a hard surface or handled roughly, it may break. While the exterior of the coin appears to be normal silver, the interior is white and does not appear metallic. Although crystallization is the popular term used to describe this fragile condition, the term is a misnomer.
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