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E-auction 270-192109 - HADRIAN Denier

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 33 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:24:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 121
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court mais bien centré. Patine grise, avec des reflets bleutés au droit. La monnaie présente de légères traces de concrétion. Joli buste


Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : P - M TR P - COS - III/ PRO|AVG.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée debout à gauche, pointant un globe terrestre de l’index de la main droite et tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche .
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium/ Providentia Augusti”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois/ la Providence de l’auguste).


Rubans de type 3. La Providence tient normalement un bâton placé au-dessus du globe. En fait, sur notre exemplaire, la Providence pointe son index droit au-dessus du globe.

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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