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brm_372197 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier AU
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Price : 150.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 124
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier, bien centré. Beau portrait. Joli revers inhabituel. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAESAR TRAIAN - HADRIANVS AVG .
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P COS - III/ HI-LAR/ P-R.
Reverse description : Hilaritas (l’Allégresse) drapée, debout de face, les bras étendus, tenant son voile des deux mains.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium/ Hilaritas Populus Romanus”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois/ la Joie du Peuple romain.

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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