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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Hadrian

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

117-138

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays Emperor Hadrian. The back (reverse) depicts a bust of Helios facing right.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Hadrian

Place

Egypt (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

117 CE–138 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.4 cm (1 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1980.839

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