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brm_542968 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier XF/AU
120.00 €(Approx. 146.40$ | 106.80£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 123
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré présentant une jolie Liberté au revers. Beau portrait à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAESAR TRAIAN - HADRIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Hadrien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P - COS III// -|-// LIB PVB.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) assise à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium// Libertas Publica", (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois// La liberté publique).

Commentary


Revers inhabituel.

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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