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brm_565910 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier XF
150.00 €(Approx. 180.00$ | 135.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 136
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS. - AVG COS III P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée 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 : AEGYPTOS.
Reverse description : Ægyptos (l'Égypte) couchée à gauche, tenant un sistre de la main droite, le bras gauche posé sur un panier plein de fruits ; devant elle, un ibis debout sur un cippe.
Reverse translation : “Ægyptos”, (De l'Égypte).

Commentary


Type inhabituel.

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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