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brm_554328 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier AU
250.00 €(Approx. 270.00$ | 210.00£)
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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 : 3,10 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, bien centré. Joli revers. 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 : NI-LVS.
Reverse description : Nilus (le Nil) barbu nu jusqu’à la ceinture allongé à droite, le coude droit appuyé sur une urne, tenant une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; un crocodile à ses pieds.
Reverse translation : “Nilus”, (le Nil).

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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