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As - Hadrianus Petra

As - Hadrianus (Petra) -  obverse As - Hadrianus (Petra) -  reverse

Features

Country Roman provinces (Arabia)
(Rome)
Type Common coin
Years 117-138
Value As (1/400)
Metal Bronze
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round (Irregular)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes

Obverse

Laureate and cuirassed bust right with aegis on breastplate

Lettering: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤωΡ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ

Translation: Emperor Cesar Trajan Hadrian August

Reverse

Tyche seated left on rock, hand outstretched, holding trophy over shoulder

Lettering: ΠΕΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙϹ

Translation: Petra Metropolis

Edge

Smooth

Comments

In 106 AD, when Cornelius Palma was governor of Syria, the part of Arabia under the rule of Petra was absorbed into the Roman Empire as part of Arabia Petraea and became its capital. The native dynasty came to an end but the city continued to flourish under Roman rule. It was around this time that the Petra Roman Road was built. A century later, in the time of Alexander Severus, when the city was at the height of its splendor, the issue of coinage comes to an end.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra#Roman_rule

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (117-138)  Spijkerman 2, Rosenberger 2, SNG ANS 1360

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