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bpv_575052 - HADRIAN Dichalque

HADRIAN Dichalque AU/XF
225.00 €(Approx. 267.75$ | 193.50£)
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Type : Dichalque
Date: an 21
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier. Belle tête d’Hadrien. Revers inhabituel. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Hadrien à droite (O*).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LI-A.
Reverse description : Pan marchant à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant le lagobolon de la main gauche.

Commentary


C’est la plus petite dénomination du système monétaire provincial égyptien. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

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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