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3472 SYRIA, Chalcis ad Belum Hadrian ∆ 22 laurel wreath
RPC 3, 3472; Butcher 16; SNG Milan 6; SNG Hunterian 2712 var (drapery only on far shoulder); BMC Galatia -; SNG MŁnchen -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren

laureate and draped bust right.

Rev. ΦΛ ΧΑΛ/ΚΙΔΕωΝ (FL CAL/KIDEWN) / KE in three lines (KE indicating year 25 of the era of Chalkis)
All within laurel wreath of eight bunches of leaves, closed at the top with a pellet.

14.192 gr
22.3 mm

Note from FORVM
Trajan's last coinage struck at Chalcis ad Belum used the same reverse, also dated KE. The era of the city of Chalkis began in Autumn 92 A.D. Year 25 of the local era was Autumn 116 - Autumn 117 A.D. This reverse was used for Hadrian's coinage only for the short time after the mint learned he was the new emperor until the local New Year's day (29 August?). When the New Year began the date was changed to B referring to Hadrian's second regnal year (a new regnal year began on New Year's day, not the one year anniversary of rule).

from Butte College Foundation
ex Lindgren
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David Atherton  [Jun 17, 2015 at 11:47 AM]
Handsome coin with nice patina.