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brm_457714 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier XF
115.00 €(Approx. 136.85$ | 98.90£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec le métal légèrement pique au droit mais beau portrait et joli revers. Patine grise
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 : FELICI-TAS P R.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une branche de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Augusti Populus Romanus”, (La Félicité du peuple romain.

Commentary


Représentation inhabituelle du revers où Felicitas est associée à Pax pour les symboles (branche).

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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