Hadrian, 117-138. Middle Bronze, undated, Jerusalem; 8.93 g.
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PROVINCIA PALAESTINA, Jerusalem/Aelia Capitolina, 130-136/137.
Middle Bronze, undated, Jerusalem; 8.93 g. IMP CAE TR – HAD AVG around laureate draped bust of Hadrianus to r. //SABIN – AVGVS around draped bust of Sabina to r. Meshorer, Aelia Capitolina, 70 f. no. 7; RPC III no. 3968.18 (this coin).
Overbeck – Meshorer no. 486.
Since the emperor Hadrian founded the Colonia Aelia Capitolina in 130/131 and since the empress Sabina died in late 136 or 137, this coin was minted in the years between 130/131 and 136/137. It is remarkable that this coin lacks the city’s new ethnic. It is worth considering whether this issue was made by order of the emperor to commemorate his and his wife’s visit in the city.