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This is an ancient Roman silver denarius of Emperor Hadrian, struck in Rome between 130 - 133 AD
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P; "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus), consul for the third time, father of the nation" bare head of Hadrian facing right.
Reverse: AFRICA; "Africa" Africa, wearing an elephant scalp, reclining left, holding scorpion and cornucopia, leaning on rocks with elbow, a basket of corn or fruits.
DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin was minted between 130 - 133 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 2.9 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC II.3 1494; BMCRE 816; RSC 138
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Private Collection, Leicester, United Kingdom