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bpv_760785 - HADRIAN 4 Assaria

HADRIAN 4 Assaria VF
300.00 €(Approx. 327.00$ | 264.00£)
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Type : 4 Assaria
Date: c. 134
Mint name / Town : Elis, Olympie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 20,69 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure très importante. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
C.-  - BMC.-  - Cop.-  - GIC.-

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête barbue de Zeus de Phidias à droite.

Commentary


Monnaie trouée à 12h. Type extrêmement rare.

Historical background


HADRIEN

(11/08/117-10/07/138)

Hadrian was born in Italica 76. Ward of Trajan, he married 100 great-niece of the Emperor, Sabine, and had a career in the General Staff of the Emperor, especially when the Dacian campaign. In 117 he succeeded Trajan, and traveled for twenty years, visiting all of the Empire, the only emperor to have done. In 122, Hadrian visited in Spain. Childless, he chose first Aelius to succeed him in 136, but he died on 1 January 138. Hadrian then adopted on 25 February and Antonin himself chooses Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus as heirs of Antoninus. He died 10 July 138.

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