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  Head of Hadrianus

Head of Publius Aelius Hadrianus ("Hadrian")  

Hadrian (born 76, ruled 117-138 CE). Hadrian's reign was fairly peaceful, mainly because he withdrew troops from eastern and northern provinces. To ensure the peace, he traveled to nearly every province. He is well known for his Hellenism, his affair with the youth Antinoös, and the Pantheon in Rome and villa at Tivoli. He forbade circumcision by the Jews which led to the Bar Kochba revolt (132-35), which he ruthlessly suppressed; his Roman colony, Aelia Capitolina, in Jerusalem and his fortification of Temple Mount has made Hadrian a pariah amongst Jews.

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3D Model of Duck-CupThe Wilcox Museum’s website is now offering three-dimensional digital models of several objects in the collection. See our new 3D Imaging page under "The Collection" tab!  

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