Benefactor Ancient Coin Hunter Posted December 5, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted December 5, 2022 Last night I watched an interesting episode of Unearthed (New documentary airing on 12/4/22) on the Science Channel. "Hadrian's Villa is the largest Roman palace ever constructed and demonstrates the opulent peak of Rome's ancient engineering; experts investigate secrets that could reveal the truth behind one of Rome's most enigmatic emperors." The show spent some time on the subject of Roman Egypt and Hadrian's interest in syncretic religions of the era, and also covered his relationship with Antinous who famously drowned in the Nile offshore of Hermopolis Magna (modern town of El-Ashmunein). I'll share a couple of coins of Hadrian below. Please share any coins you'd like of Roman Egypt or his travel series, or any other Hadrians.... Thanks!!! Show: Unearthed Air date: December 4, 2022, re-airing on December 11th! Writer: Sebastian Daniels Directors: Martin Gorst, Tom Ranson The first coin is a drachm depicting Hadrian's arrival in Alexandria with the elephant-headressed personification of Alexandria kissing his right hand in obeisance. The second coin is more common, a drachm featuring Hadrian and the reclining god Nilos on the reverse. Both coins are around 36mm and 23 grams.... 19 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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