Hadrian, Emperor 117-138 AD, Roman Imperial Denarius


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Minted in Rome in 127 AD this symbol may comemorate the eclipse of 121 AD and 125 AD in the Eastern Mediterranean. The above coin is likely a symbolic representation of a solar eclipse that may be brief in nature. Multiple stars are likely flashes of light as one is looking at a partial solar eclipse that the moon is transiting quickly over the sun.

Photo from Athena Numismatics


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