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bpv_585602 - HADRIAN Assarion

HADRIAN Assarion AU/VF
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 136.50£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 125
Mint name / Town : Samosate, Syrie, Commagène
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, court sur le légende de droit. Beau buste d’Hadrien. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quart en arrière (A*21).
Obverse legend : [ADRIANOS SEBASTOS].
Obverse translation : (Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


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

Commentary


Grand buse..

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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