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brm_335683 - HADRIAN As

HADRIAN As VF
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 130.50£)
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Type : As
Date: 128
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Revers de style fin. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
C.442 (6f.) - RIC.684 (S) - BMC/RE.1354  - RCV.3699 (525$)
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d'Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Hadrianus Augustus", (Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS - III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Lyre à sept cordes.
Reverse translation : "Consul tertium", (Consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Il s’agit bien d’un as. Il existe aussi dans cette série, un semis avec les mêmes caractéristiques.

Historical background


HADRIEN

(11/08/117-10/07/138) Publius Ælius Hadrianus

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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