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Drachm: CM.LS.2063-R

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Maker(s)

Struck in the name of Hadrian (117-38) (Ruler)
After Alexandria (Mint)
London (Mint)

Notes

History note: Bequeathed to Corpus by the Revd. Samuel Savage Lewis, 1891; cast of BMC Alexandria 349.

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 29.67 mm
Image(width): 29.63 mm

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1991) by Corpus Christi College

Dating

Intended 133 - Intended 134

Note

Issue mark L / IE. Cast of British Museum specimen, BMC Alexandria 349.

Components of the work

Object composed of copper alloy Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 19.52 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Laureate cuirassed bust of Hadrian right seen from rear

  • Text: AVT KAIS TRAIAN / ADRIANOS SEB
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Busts of Serapis left with modius and Isi right with sun-disk, cow's horn and double-plumed crown each facing central figure of Harpocrates standing left in Dual Crown with cornucopia and right index finger to mouth, all above eagle standing right, head left and wings spread, dividing issue mark

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.LS.2063-R
Primary reference Number: 166445
SNG: VI 2063
BMC: Alexandria 349
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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