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5823 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 132-33 AD Mummiform Sokar
Emmett 883.17; RPC III, 5823; Dattari (Savio) 1446

Issue L IZ = year 17

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

Rev. L ΙΖ
Mummiform Sokar (Ptah-Sokar-Osiris) standing right, holding sceptre tipped with falon (Horus?)

13.00 gr
27 mm

Giovanni Dattari summarizes the unusual reverse type seen on this billon tetradrachm of Hadrian. The image of the Ptah-Sokar-Osiris divinity belongs to Egyptian theology, and in particular to funeral worship. It brings together three famous members of the Pharaonic Pantheon through their respective symbols: the headdress and scepter for Ptah, the solar disk for Osiris, and the mummiform wrappings for Sokar – the “Lord of the Necropolis.” These three associated divinities call upon the concepts of “mourning” and “life”, evoking at the same time the pain associated with death and the hope of resurrection. The main sanctuaries of Ptah, Sokaris, and Osiris were at Memphis and Abydos.
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Mat  [Dec 19, 2017 at 07:09 PM]
A super sweet score
ancientone  [Dec 20, 2017 at 01:17 AM]
WOW! Awesome coin!
Randygeki(h2)  [Dec 20, 2017 at 04:04 AM]
Very awesome coin!
Canaan  [Dec 20, 2017 at 12:03 PM]
Great addition