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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Hadrian

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

134-138

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the emperor Hadrian, facing right.

On the back, a measuring unit called a Modius is shown filled with grain.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Hadrian

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

134 CE–138 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: HADRIANUS AVG COS III P P Reverse: ANNONA AVG

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 3.12 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1276

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