About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Roman Imperial
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    134 AD - 138 AD
  • Materials
    Copper Alloy
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs. Mc Vittie, 1969
  • Collector
    Mrs Mc Vittie
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date collected
    1969 before
  • Measurements
    25 cm x 25 mm x 4 cm x 10.92 g
  • Note
    Reverse alludes to Hadrian's tireless attention to his colonies.
  • Related people
    Mrs Mc Vittie ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Mrs Mc Vittie

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1969
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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