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brm_272504 - HADRIAN Denier

320.00 €(Approx. 348.80$ | 268.80£)
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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 : 3,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait d’Hadrien. Revers inhabituel. A été légèrement nettoyé anciennement
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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 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).


Légende semi-pointée au droit. Revers inhabituel.

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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