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5845 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 132-33 AD Hadrian & Serapis
RPC III 5845/2; Kln 1084; Dattari (Savio) 1946 (this coin); K&G 32.554; Emmett 1042.17; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 69 (this coin)

Issue L IZ = year 17

Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΖ
Temple (classical) with two columns enclosing Sarapis standing, r. holding sceptre and presenting globe; to r., Emperor (Hadrian), laureate-headed, wearing toga, standing l.,
holding sceptre; between, altar inscribed ΑΔΡ/ΙΑ/ΝΟΝ

23.82 gr
34 mm

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Renzo Canavesi, Sagno, 1996. Ex Renzo Canavesi Collection (Sagno); Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 1946.

A rare variety with Sarapis holding a globe instead of saluting the emperor. The authors of RPC cite two coins: this coin, and the one in the Kln collection. There is also an example in the Ashmolean Museum collection (Milne 1380).
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*Alex  [Jan 17, 2018 at 02:10 PM]
Wonderful coin. I love it.
Marsman  [Jan 17, 2018 at 03:29 PM]
quadrans  [Jan 17, 2018 at 04:32 PM]
Hooops, nice one.., I like this..
Jay GT4  [Jan 17, 2018 at 06:16 PM]
Great portrait and the reverse is awesome
Mat  [Jan 17, 2018 at 08:37 PM]
Great stuff
Canaan  [Jan 18, 2018 at 03:54 PM]
Great coin, details and provenance.
imperator  [Jan 18, 2018 at 10:43 PM]
Great details
Randygeki(h2)  [Jan 25, 2018 at 05:37 AM]