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Live auction - brm_433380 - HADRIAN Aureus

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Estimate : 3 200 €
Price : 2 850 €
Maximum bid : 3 250 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:52:19
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: 128
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Représentation inhabituelle du revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient d’une collection des années 30 (avec son papier d’identification)


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS P P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus Pater Patriæ”, (Hadrien Auguste).


Reverse legend : -|-// COS III.
Reverse description : Hadrien à cheval au pas à droite, levant l’antérieur gauche, levant la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Consul Tertium”, (Consul pour la troisième fois).


Rubans de type 3. Les ptéryges sont à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. Représentation inhabituelle du revers avec le titre de COS III à l’exergue qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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