EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemidrachm (Bronze, 27.70 mm, 12.16 g, 11 h), year IZ = 17 = 132-133. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L - IZ The Pharos lighthouse surmounted by a lantern topped by a statue of Poseidon; at the two visible corners of the tower, a statue of a triton blowing a trumpet. Dattari (Savio) 1933. Geissen 1082. K&G 32.557. RPC III 5853. With a clear view of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Dark patina. Minor traces of cleaning, otherwise, very fine.
From the collection of Jean-Pierre Righetti, bought privately from Zurqieh in Dubai in 2017.
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