Made of bronze, a sculpture of Emperor Hadrian. The object was built between 132 and 135 CE, so at the end of the ruler’s life.
The artefact was found on the site of the former Roman camp where the VI Ferrata legion was stationed; now Tel Shalem (northern Israel). An accidental explorer was an American tourist who searched the area in 1975 with a metal detector. At the time of discovery, the sculpture was fragmented into approximately 50 pieces.
Currently, the object can be seen in its full splendour at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.