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brm_561256 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier AU
300.00 €(Approx. 330.00$ | 258.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 127
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,20 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux côtés. Métal légèrement piqué au revers. Très beau buste. Patine grise de collection

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d'Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus”, (Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS - III.
Reverse description : Genio (GPR, Génie du Peuple Romain) debout à gauche, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche, sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Consul tertium”, (Consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Petit pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule.

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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