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E-auction 331-246383 - HADRIAN As

HADRIAN As VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 69 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 14:29:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: 134-138
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,01 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais et bien centré. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P .
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Hadrien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Hadrianus Augustus Consul Tertius Pater Patriae", (Hadrien Auguste consul pour la troisième fois Père de la Patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANNO-NA AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Modius contenant quatre épis de blé et un pavot.
Reverse translation : "Annona Augusti", (L’Annone de l’Auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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