Alexandrian Coins of Hadrian

Relative Sizes of Alexandrian denominations

Drachm Half Drachm Tetradrachm Obol Dichalkon Chalkous

Regnal year 2
117-118 CE

AE Drachm

17.0 gm
32 mm

Laureate bust right AVT KAIC TPAINOC ADPIANOC

Hadrian in quadriga of elephants right, holding scepter and branch LB in field

Milne 846

Regnal year 8
123-124 CE

Billon tetradrachm

Laureate head right AVT KAI TPAI ADPIANOC

Canopus right L H
Milne 1059

Regnal year 10
125-126 CE

Billon tetradrachm

Laureate, draped bust right AVT KAI ADPIANOC

Draped bust of Zeus right
L DEKATOV

Milne 1344

Regnal year 10
125-126 CE

Billon tetradrachm

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right seen from behind AVT KAI TRAIANA
CEB

Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae L DEKATOY

Milne 1140

Regnal year 11
126-127 CE

AE Chalkous

10 mm
1.53 gm

Laureate Head right, no inscription

Star of eight rays LIA between rays

Datarri 1942
Milne –
Köln –

Regnal year 11
126-127 CE

AE dichalcon

Laureate bust right

Caps of Dioscuri LIA

Milne 1251

Regnal year 11
126-127 CE

AE dichalcon

Laureate head right, no legend

Pan advancing left, horned and carrying lagobolon LIA

Milne 1238
BMC 700

Regnal year 11
126-127 CE

AE diobol

Laureate draped head right AVT KAI TRAI ADPIANOCEB

Bull butting right L ENDEKAT in exergue OY
Milne 1219

Regnal year 11
126-127 CE

AE obol

Laureate head right AVT KAI TPAI ADPIA CEB

Stag walking right LIA

Milne 235

Regnal year 12
127-128 CE

AE drachm

35 mm

Laureate draped, cuirassed bust right AVT KAI TRAI ADPIACEB

Nilus reclining left on crocodile holding reed and cornucopiae LDWDEK in exergue
IG above

Milne 1266

Regnal year 12
127-128 CE

AE drachm

27.7 gm
33 mm

 

Laureate draped, cuirassed bust right AVT KAI TRAI ADPIACEB

Nilus reclining left on crocodile holding reed and cornucopiae LDWDEK in exergue
IG above

Milne 1264
Regnal year 12
127-128 CE

AE hemidrachm

Laureate draped head right AVT KAIC TRA ADPIANOCCEB

Euthenia on couch reclining left LDWDEK in exergue

Milne 1270
Regnal year 14
129-130 CE

Billon tetradrachm

Laureate, draped bust right AVT KAI TRAI ADPIACEB

Helios, radiate, draped right LID

Milne 1280
Regnal year 14
129-130 CE

AE Diobol

8.44 gm
24 mm

Laureate, draped, caressed bust right, seen from back, AVT KAI TRAI ADPIACEB

Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, LID in field
Milne 1289
Köln 100
Regnal year 15
130-131 CE

Billon tetradrachm

Laureate, draped bust right, seen from back, AVT KAI TRAI ADPIA CEB

Hadrian standing left in robes holding scepter receiving grain ears from Alexandria standing right holding staff with headpiece L IE in fields

Milne 1304
Regnal year 15
130-131 CE

AE drachm

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right AVT KAI TRAI ADRIACEB

Alexandria standing right, kissing Hadrian�s right hand and holding 2 corn ears; Hadrian, laureate standing left, togate, holding animal headed scepter in left hand; L [I] E in fields
see detail

Milne 1315
Regnal year 15
131-132 CE

AE drachm

Laureate, draped cuirassed bust right AVT KAIC TRA ADPIANOCCEB

Emperor in quadriga right ?Alexandria left with arm raised L IE in exergue

Milne 1314
Regnal year 17
132-133 CE

AE drachm

33 mm

Laureate, draped head right _TK_A IA_O_

Athena, draped with crested helmet standing head left holding 2 corn ears and ?rudder, L   Z in fields

Though there is no sign of an 'I' in the field (thus RN 7), the bust and the 'O' on the obverse are consistent with RN 17

Milne 1457
Regnal year 17
132-133 CE

AE drachm

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right AVT KAIC TRAI ADPIAN[OCCEB]

Emperor in quadriga right LIZ in field

Milne 1375
Regnal year 17
132-133 CE

Billon tetradrachm

Laureate, draped bust right AVT KAIC TRAIAN ADPIANOCCEB

Nilus seated left holding reeds and cornucopiae, crocodile below LIZ above

Milne 1354
Regnal year 18
133-134 CE

AE drachm

32 mm

Laureate, draped head right AVT KAIC TPAIAN [ADPIANOCCEB]

Demeter standing right facing Euthenia standing left, each holding corn ears, modius with 3 poppies between IH in field
Milne 1408
Regnal year 18
133-134 CE

AE drachm

26.6 gm
33 mm

Laureate, draped head right AVT KAIC TPAIAN ADPIANOCCEB

Isis Pharia standing right crowned with horns, disc and 4 plumes, wearing long chiton & peplos which floats behind, holds sistrum and corners of billowing sail LH in field
Milne 1412
Regnal year 18
133-134 CE

AE drachm

laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. AVTK{ } TPAI { } HADPIA { } CCB

two Canopi of Osirus, facing each other [L IH]

Milne 1418
Regnal year 18
133-134 CE

AE drachm

Laureate, draped bust right AVT KAIC TRAIAN ADRIANOCCEB

The dioskuri standing facing, clad in cuirass, chlamys and cothurni holding spear and sword in sheath, star on head, crescent above and between L IH

Milne 1406
BMC 708
Regnal year 18
133-134 CE

AE drachm

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right AVT KAIC TRAIAN ADRIAN[OCCEB]

Zeus reclining left above spread winged eagle LIH in field

cf Milne 1460
Regnal year 19
134-135 CE

AE drachm

Antinoüs, draped bust right, wearing hem-hem crown ANTINOOV HPWOC

Antinoüs right on horseback, holding caduceus LIQ in field

Milne 1481v
Regnal year 21
136-137 CE

AE obol

Laureate head right AVT KAIC TPA ADPIANOC CEB

Modius between 2 torches, filled with grain and ?poppies above LKA in exergue

Milne 1557
Regnal year 21
136-137 CE

Billon tetradrachm

Laureate head right ABT KAIC TPA ADPIANOCCEB

Demeter, draped, standing left holding branch or corn ears and long cornucopiae LKA

Milne 1512
 

 

 

 

 

 

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