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E-auction 299-218172 - HADRIAN Denier

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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 86 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 07 January 2019 14:28:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 125
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,61 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière sur l’ensemble de la monnaie. Exemplaire qui a été légèrement nettoyé. Beau buste d’Hadrien. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d’Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus”, (Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : COS - III.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite le pileus (bonnet de Liberté) et de la main gauche, un sceptre long vertical.
Reverse translation : “Consul tertium”, (Consul pour la troisième fois).


Poids léger. Petit pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule gauche. Le recours au thème de la Liberté est récurrent pendant le règne d’Hadrien.

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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