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5568 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Mars, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
Reference.
RPC III, 5568; D1271 = Staffieri; Emmett 810.10

Issue L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ= year 10

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
Helmeted half-length nude bust left of Mars (Ares), seen from behind, wearing crested Corinthian helmet

12.87 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Mnz Zentrum 29 (27 April 1977), lot 126; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 1271.

In the aforementioned article by Giovanni, he compares the reverse of this coin to the statue found at Hadrians villa (Fig. 7 in his article).
See G.M. Staffieri, Sulla testimonianza di un Ares policleteo nella monetazione imperiale alessandrina, NAC 22 (1993), pp. 187-99, where the design is compared to the statue found at Hadrians villa.
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Mat  [Jan 16, 2018 at 02:46 PM]
Beautiful tet
quadrans  [Jan 16, 2018 at 05:28 PM]
Ohh, It is great...
Canaan  [Jan 18, 2018 at 03:55 PM]
Perfection!!!
Randygeki(h2)  [Jan 25, 2018 at 05:38 AM]
Awesome!
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