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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Hadrian| > SH41150
Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
|Hadrian|, |Hadrian,| |11| |August| |117| |-| |10| |July| |138| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt|, The only other specimen known to Forum is in Berlin, published by Vogt in Die Alexandrinischen Münzen in 1924.

Likely the first type struck for Hadrian at Alexandria. Similar rare (R4) Alexandria tetradrachms commemorate Trajan's deification with ΘEO TPAIANOC on the reverse. Our coin, however, uses a lifetime Trajan legend.

Both Rome and Alexandria struck coins to commemorate Trajan's deification. An extremely rare aureus from Rome is similar to our coin in that it bears a Trajan's lifetime legend and portrait (RIC 1). This aureus is believed to be the first coin type struck at Rome during Hadrian's reign, just as we believe our coin was the first type struck at Alexandria. Hadrian's succession was not perfectly smooth; many doubted that Trajan had actually selected Hadrian as his heir. Perhaps these coins were intended to create the impression they were struck while Trajan was still alive, giving credibility to the succession.

The coin is dated year two. Regnal years at Alexandria began on 29 August. Hadrian's first "year" was only a few weeks long and no coins were struck dated year one.
SH41150. Billon tetradrachm, Vogt II p. 40; Dattari - (cf. 1247, ΘEO TPAIANOC...); SRCV II - (cf. 3888, same); Emmett - (cf. 899 (R4), same); Milne -; BMC -; Geissen -, aVF, Alexandria mint, weight 12.455g, maximum diameter 25.4mm, die axis 0o, 29 Aug 117 - 28 Aug 118 A.D.; obverse [AYT KAIC TPAIANOC] A∆PIANOC CEB, laureate bust right, star in front; reverse AVT TPAIAN API CE ΓEPM ∆AKIK ΠA, laureate bust of Trajan right wearing aegis, date L - B across fields; 2nd known; SOLD




  






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