Owing to its close resemblance to portraits of the Emperor Hadrian made shortly after his succession to the throne in 117, this portrait can be comfortably assigned to the early 2nd century. The present example is categorized as resembling the Emperor's Stazione Termini type, named after a head found in Rome, now at the Palazzo Massimo (see fig. 202 in D.E.E. Kleiner, Roman Sculpture). This portrait depicts a man with a full head of curls, a thick moustache and a beard. The scale of this portrait indicates that a prominent individual is depicted, and it may well be a provincial portrait of Hadrian himself.