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brm_886448 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier XF
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 235.20£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 136
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli portrait. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise

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 : AFRICA.
Reverse description : L'Afrique coiffée de la peau d'éléphant, allongée à gauche, le dos appuyé contre un rocher, tenant un scorpion dans la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche ; à ses pieds, un panier de fruits.
Reverse translation : “Africa”, (L’Afrique).

Commentary


Attributs de l’Afrique parfaitement identifiables sur cet exemplaire.

Historical background


HADRIAN

(08/11/117-07/10/138)

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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