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bpv_576176 - HADRIAN Cistophore

HADRIAN Cistophore XF
650.00 €(Approx. 708.50$ | 539.50£)
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Type : Cistophore
Date: 129-132
Mint name / Town : Sardes, Lydie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : + 900 ‰
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 11,19 g.
Rarity : R2
slab NGC
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec les grènetis visibles à l’usure régulière. Belle tête d’Hadrien. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P.
Obverse description : Tête nue d’Hadrien à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus Consul tertius Pater Patriæ”, (Hadrien auguste consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).


Reverse legend : COS - III.
Reverse description : Image cultuelle de Koré (Proserpine) de face, drapée entre deux épis et un pavot.
Reverse translation : “Consul tertius”,(Consul pour la troisième fois).


Ce cistophore est sous coque NGC n° 4882202-011 (strike 5/5 ; surface 4/5). Sur cet exemplaire, la trace de surfrappe ne semble pas visible.

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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