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brm_834733 - HADRIAN Denier

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Item sold on our e-shop (2023)
Price : 90.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 133
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,35 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli portrait d’Hadrien. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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 legend : PIETAS AVG.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété), debout à gauche, levant les deux mains en signe de prière ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un autel.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augusti”, (La Piété de l’auguste).

Historical background



Hadrian was born in 76 in Italica. Pupil of Trajan, he married in 100 Sabine, grand-niece of the emperor, and made a career in the staff of the latter, in particular during the Dacian campaign. In 117, he succeeded Trajan, and traveled for twenty years, visiting the entire empire - the only Emperor to have lent himself to this exercise. In 122, Hadrian went to Spain. Childless, he first chose Aélius to succeed him in 136, but the latter died on January 1, 138. Hadrian then adopted Antonin on February 25 and himself chose Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus as Antoninus' heirs. He died on July 10, 138.

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