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Hadrian's Villa The Maritime Theatre at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Lazio, Italy
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Bronze torso and head of Hadrian Bronze torso and head of Hadrian from Tel Shalem. Dated to around the time of the Jewish revolt (AD 135). On loan from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Cameo of Trajan and Plotina Sardonyx cameo engraved with the portrait-heads of the emperor Trajan and the empress Plotina, side by side in profile, c. AD 110-130
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Coin with portrait of young Hadrian Coin with portrait of young Hadrian (facing bust of Trajan and Plotina on the reverse) after AD 128
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Peacock made of gilded bronze Peacock made of gilded bronze, thought to have stood on a fence surroundng Hadrian's Mausoleum, AD 117-138. On loan from the Musei Vaticani, Rome.
© Musei Vaticani/ Alessandro Bracchetti

Bronze head of Hadrian Bronze head from a statue of the emperor Hadrian, Roman Britain AD 120-130. Found in the river Thames near London Bridge in 1834.
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Colossal head of Antinous Colossal head of Antinous ("Mondragone Head") from a Roman villa near Frascati, c. AD 130-138. On loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris
© Photo RMN/ Hervé Lewandowski

Statue of Hadrian as Mars Statue of Hadrian as Mars, AD 117-125. Rome, Italy. On loan from the Musei Capitolini, Rome
© Musei Capitolini

 

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