As - Hadrianus Petra

Features

Issuer Roman provinces (Rome)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 117-138
Value As (1/400)
Currency Arabia - Denarius
Composition Bronze
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 86119
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RPC III# 4100
Michel Amandry, Andrew M. Burnett, Jérôme Mairat, William E. Metcalf, Laurent Bricault, M. Blet-Lemarquand; 2015. Roman Provincial Coinage / Volume 3.1. From Nerva to Hadrian (AD 96–138) : Catalogue. British Museum Press - Bibliothèque nationale de France, London, United Kingdom - Paris, France.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Laureate and cuirassed bust right with aegis on breastplate

Lettering: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEΒΑCΤΟC

Translation: Emperor Cesar Trajan Hadrian August

Reverse

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

Lettering: ΠΕΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙC

Translation: Petra Metropolis

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Petra, Arabia, Jordan

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

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