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Coin Portraying Emperor Hadrian

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

133-134

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Hadrian, facing right, filleted. The back (obverse) depicts a Sphinx, seated, facing left, with wings open and a modius (headdress).

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Hadrian

Origin

Khorasan

Date

133 CE–134 CE

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

Diam. 3.3 cm; 23.17 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1980.1006

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