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Herons, Ibis, Storks and Other Water Birds on Ancient Coins
Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.
Hadrian traveled broadly, inspecting and correcting the legions in the field. More than half his reign was spent outside of Italy. Hadrian traveled as a fundamental part of his governing, and made this clear to the Roman senate and the people. This type was struck to commemorate his travel to Egypt in 130.SH18352. Silver denarius, RIC II 297a, RSC II 99, BMCRE III 797, SRCV II 3456, Strack II 294, Hunter II 264 var. (draped), VF, weight 2.825 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, 134 - 138 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right; reverseAEGYPTOS, Aegyptos reclining left, lotus on head, sistrum in right hand, resting left arm on basket, ibis standing right at feet on far side; SOLD