SA-No.HS 117-138/12 (GE)


Samaria, Caesarea Maritima 117-138 A.D

AE 21.98mm (Thickness 4.32mm), weight 11.79g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: IMP TRA HADRIANO […], laureate and draped bust right.

Reverse: COL I FL AVG CAESAREN, draped bust of Serapis right.

Caesarea, about 30 miles north of Joppa and about 70 miles northwest of Jerusalem, was the capital of the Roman province of Judaea, the seat of the procurators, and the headquarters of the Roman troops. It was founded by Herod the Great and named after Caesar Augustus.


Ref: Kadman, Caesarea, 28; Rosenberger 29; SNG ANS 767.

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