Description Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Neither the rhino nor the hippo is published facing left for any year. Both types are rare and photographs we found labeled as either type appear to be depicting the same type of animal but describing it as either a hippo or a rhino. Both types may exist, however, which is which appears to be confusing.
13611. Bronze dichalkon, Emmett 719 var (rhino right) or Emmett 708 var (hippo right), BMC -, Dattari -, Milne, apparently unpublished variety of a rare type, gF, Alexandria mint, 1.36g, 13.7mm, 0°, 29 Aug 113 - 28 Aug 114 A.D.; obverse no legend, laureate head right; reverse rhinoceros (or hippopotamus) walking left, L I-Z (year 17) above; nice green patina; SOLD