As - Hadrianus Petra
Roman provinces (Arabia)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
Laureate and cuirassed bust right with aegis on breastplate
Lettering: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤωΡ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Translation: Emperor Cesar Trajan Hadrian August
Tyche seated left on rock, hand outstretched, holding trophy over shoulder
Lettering: ΠΕΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙϹ
Translation: Petra Metropolis
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.
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|ND (117-138)||Spijkerman 2, Rosenberger 2, SNG ANS 1360|
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