Coin; As



Denomination: As. Authority: Hadrian. Mint: Rome. Die axis: 0°. (BMC , RIC 841). Obverse: Laureate and draped head of Hadrian facing right. Legend 'HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P'. Dig in back of head. Reverse: Africa, draped with elephant headdress, reclining left with scorpion in right hand, left elbow resting on rock with cornucopiae in hand. Legend 'AFRICA' above, 'SC' in exergue. The reverse alludes to Hadrian's tireless attention to his colonies.