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E-auction 248-170777 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier XF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 100 €
Maximum bid : 110 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:22:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,37 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré. Belle tête d’Hadrien. Revers de style fin. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : SPES - P. R.
Reverse description : Spes (l’Espérance) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et un pan de sa robe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Spes Populi Romani”, (L’Espérance du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, les traits de l’empereur semblent vieillis.

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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