Hadrian, 117-138. Struck 136 at Rome.
18 mm. Denarius. 3.04 grams.
HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, bare head right
AEGYPTOS, Egypt personified, reclining with left arm on urn, right holding a sistrum (religious musical rattle), egret before.
Sear 3456. RIC 296. Hill 632 "136".
Hadrian traveled the empire and visited many provinces which are named on his famous "travel series" of coin types which are struck after his travels were over, 135-138. He visited Egypt in year 15. His arrival is commemorated on coins of Roman Alexandria.
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