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brm_457670 - HADRIAN As

HADRIAN As XF
175.00 €(Approx. 208.25$ | 150.50£)
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Type : As
Date: 134
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré. Joli buste. Patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVG COS III PP.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2) .
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Hadrien auguste consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELICITAS - AVG// SC.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas augusti”, (la Félicité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Il existe un nombre très important de variantes au niveau du buste et celui-ci semble particulièrement rare, absent notamment du RIC et du BMC.

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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