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brm_566157 - HADRIAN Aureus

3 800.00 €(Approx. 4180.00$ | 3268.00£)
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Type : Aureus
Date: 128
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,11 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, légèrement voilé, bien centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection A. L


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Hadrien à droite, avec pan de draperie sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus”, (Hadrien Auguste).


Reverse legend : COS/ -|-// III.
Reverse description : Sol nu dans un quadrige bondissant à gauche, tenant les rênes de la main droitet et un fouet de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Consul Tertium”, (Consul pour la troisième fois).

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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