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E-auction 353-266701 - brm_560737 - HADRIAN Denier

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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 60 €
Maximum bid : 68 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:30:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 132
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,48 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Piqué au revers
Catalogue references :
C.-  - RIC.-  - BMC/RE.-  - RSC.-  - H.1/-  - RCV.-  - MRK.-


Obverse legend : IMP HADRIAN-VS - CAESAR AV.
Obverse description : Buste, lauré d'Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O°2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Hadrianus Cæsar Augustus”, (L’empereur Hadrien césar auguste).


Reverse legend : ROM-A - FEL-IX - COS V.
Reverse description : Roma (Rome) assise à gauche sur une chaise curule, appuyée sur un bouclier, casquée et drapée, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Roma Felix Consul quintum”, (La joie de Rome, consul pour la cinquième fois).


Poids léger. Petit pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule gauche. Semble complètement inédit et non recensé. Peut être une imitation ?.

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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