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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Hadrian

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

136-137

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the Emperor Hadrian, facing to the left. On the back (reverse), the demi-god Triptolemos is depicted facing right in a biga (chariot) drawn by two serpents.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Hadrian

Origin

Egypt

Date

136 CE–137 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 12.40 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1980.848

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