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Mint of Rome
Yale University Art Gallery: Transfer from Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University; 2001.87.5967
Obverse: Laureate head of a bearded Hadrian facing right.
Legend: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP (or Hadrian Augustus consul for the third time, father of our country) clockwise, beginning at 7 o’clock. Border of dots.
Reverse: Female figure draped and reclining left, wearing elephant headdress, holding a scorpion in her outstretched right hand and a cornucopia cradled in her left arm; basket of grain at her feet.
Legend: AFRICA, clockwise, beginning at 9 o’clock. Border of dots.
This text was prepared by Laura Moriarty, Class of 2014.
BMC 811, 814-822 (Pl. 62.20, Pl. 63.2, 3, 4); RIC 299
Center and Periphery: Cultural Hybridity in the Funerary Arts of the Roman Provinces