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Elephants Scorpions And ...... Corn ?

 
 
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 Posted 12/31/2018  5:17 pm Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A nice little As of Hadrian
Santa was very very good to me this year .....

Emperor Hadrian AD 117-138 As
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head draped bust of Hadrian right
Rv. AFRICA
Africa reclining left wearing elephant headdress and holding scorpion
Modius with corn ears at feet S C in exergue
9.45 grams 25mm
Rome AD 136
RIC 841 Sear 3673


IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

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I think ...... therefore I yam
Edited by FVRIVS RVFVS
12/31/2018 5:24 pm
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United States
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 Posted 12/31/2018  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bit rough but very nice. Now if you can only find that elusive variant with "corn feet at ears."
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Australia
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 Posted 12/31/2018  8:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aureii of this type also struck.
This one a desirable example of a Hadrian As.
Color and patina make for a nice photograph.
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 Posted 01/01/2019  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice pick-up @FR!
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