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Hadrian (117-38) struck in the name of (ruler)

Alexandria after (mint)


Lewis Collection




drachm (denomination)

modern copy (authenticity)

Roman Provincial (Series)

Egypt (subseries)

Alexandria (subsubseries)


copper alloy


weight: (object): 19.52 g
die axis: (object): 0 degrees
image(width): 29.63 mm
image(height): 29.67 mm


intended 133 to 134


loan: Corpus Christi College 1991 (Filtered for: Coins and Medals)

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


  1. design
    Position: obverse
    Description: Laureate cuirassed bust of Hadrian right seen from rear
  2. design
    Position: reverse
    Description: 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

Production Notes

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

Production Place

London (mint) (place)

Catalogue ref/s

VI 2063

Alexandria 349
Mattingly, Harold B.
(1923-50) Coins of the Roman empire in the British Museum, vols 1-5 , London?

Accession Number

CM.LS.2063-R (Coins and Medals)
(Reference Number: 166445; Input Date: 2008-12-05 / Last Edit: 2008-12-05)

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