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brm_560229 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier AU
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Price : 450.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 126
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait ainsi qu’un très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Hadrien à droite.
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus”, (Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS - III.
Reverse description : Roma (Rome) ou Virtus (la Virilité) casquée et vêtue militairement debout à gauche, le pied gauche posé sur un casque, tenant de la main droite le parazonium et de la main gauche, un long sceptre.
Reverse translation : “Consul tertium”, (Consul pour la troisième fois).

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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