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bpv_608342 - HADRIAN Assarion

250.00 €(Approx. 282.50$ | 210.00£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 125
Mint name / Town : Samosate, Syrie, Commagène
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, court sur la légende de droit. Jolie tête d’Hadrien. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Hadrien à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : ADRIANOS [SEBASTOS].
Obverse translation : (Hadrien auguste).


Reverse description : Dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : FLA/ SAMO/ MHTRO/ KOM, (Flavia Samosata Mhtropolis Kommagenes).
Reverse translation : (Flavie Samosate métropole de Commagène).


Semble complètement inédit et non répertorié avec cette variante de buste.

Historical background


(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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