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E-auction 326-241800 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 47 €
Maximum bid : 51 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:07:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,38 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan éclaté et irrégulier. Belle tête d’Hadrien. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVG COS III PP.
Obverse description : Tête nue d’Hadrien à droite.
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Hadrien auguste consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : M-ONE-TA AVG.
Reverse description : Moneta (la Monnaie) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Moneta Augusti”, (La Monnaie de l’auguste).

Commentary


Revers très important, utilisé pour la première fois dans le monnayage en tant que tel après l’installation du nouvel atelier de Rome sous le règne de Domitien. Sera ensuite repris par Antonin, Septime Sévère et Élagabal.

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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