Hadrian      117-138 AD


Hadrian 117-138 AD

Billon tetradrachm, 24 mm, 13.38 gm.
Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right of Hadrian right.
Rev: Nilus reclining left on crocodile, holding cornucopia and reed; LIZ (date)

Alexandria, Egypt, dated: LIZ = year 14 = 132/3 AD.

Hadrian was born in Italica, Spain, at the age of 10 he was adopted by Trajan. He was appointed governor of Syria in 113 AD and proclaimed emperor upon Trajan's death. He died of illness after a long reign.

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