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572473

Impressive Hadrian Drachm

572473.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (33mm, 22.38 g, 12h). Dated RY 19 (AD 134/135). AVT KAIC TPAIAN A∆PIANOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Galley left with oars; in center, Sarapis seated left, holding scepter, and Kerberos seated at his feet; to left, Isis Pharia, head right, holding billowing sail left; to right, Demeter standing left, holding long torch; above, L ЄNN[ЄAK∆] (date). Köln 1170; Dattari (Savio) 7786; K&G 32.675; RPC III 5995; Emmett 1047.19 (R5 = BMC 886). Dark brown patina with touches of red and green, some minor smoothing. Good VF. Extremely rare and popular type.


Ex Günther Schlüter Collection (Chairman of the German Numismatic Society from 1975-1977), Berlin; previously acquired in 1964.