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brm_566194 - HADRIAN Aureus

HADRIAN Aureus AU
5 200.00 €(Approx. 5616.00$ | 4576.00£)
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Type : Aureus
Date: 121
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 7,14 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli buste, bien venu à la frappe. Revers finement détaillé. Patine de collection
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Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection A. L

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAESAR TRAIA-N HADRIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste héroïque, lauré et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P - COS III.
Reverse description : Rome assise à gauche sur une cuirasse tenant une Victoire et une lance.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium// Saeculo Aureo”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois, le siècle d’or).

Commentary


Monnaie qui ne semble pas recensée avec le buste cuirassé et drapé sur l’épaule seulement.

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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