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brm_911257 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier XF
100.00 €(Approx. 109.00$ | 84.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 137
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Agréable denier frappé sur un flan un peu court. Usure régulière. Patine grise
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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 : SALVS AVG.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) debout à droite, tenant une patère de la main droite et nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d'un autel.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti”, (La Santé de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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