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bpv_636843 - HADRIAN As

HADRIAN As XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : As
Date: c. 128-138
Mint name / Town : Berytus, Phénicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés de frappe un peu molle sur la légende au droit, à l’usure régulière, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron superficielle, légèrement granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse legend : [IMP CAES] TRAI HADRIANVS AVG P P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus Pater Patriæ”, (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste père de la Patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COL/ BER EN DEUX LIGNES.
Reverse description : Deux hampes d'aigles légionnaires dans une couronne de laurier fermée par une rosace.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Heliopolitana”, (Colonie d’Héliopolis).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

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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