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Live auction - brm_568663 - HADRIAN Denier

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 455 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2020 14:46:37
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 123
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : + 850 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire, centré. Frappe un peu molle au revers mais très beau style. Superbe buste. La monnaie a conservée son brillant de frappe et son coupant d’origine. Patine grise
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Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Niels


Obverse description : Buste lauré d’Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Caesar Trajanus Hadrianus Augustus" (Empereur César Trajan Hadrien Auguste).


Reverse legend : PM TR P COS III.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) assise à gauche, drapée, tenant une patère de la main droite et le bras gauche appuyé sur une petite statuette de Spes, appuyé sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas Consul Tertium" (Grand Pontife détenteur de la Puissance tribunicienne 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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