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bpv_584510 - HADRIAN Didrachme

HADRIAN Didrachme AU
225.00 €(Approx. 270.00$ | 202.50£)
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Type : Didrachme
Date: 128
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau buste particulier d’Hadrien. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré d’Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche avec balteus (O*2).
Obverse legend : ADRIANOS - SEBASTO, (Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Le mont Argée surmonté d’une statue nue à gauche tenant un sceptre.
Reverse legend : UPATOS G PA-THR PATRID, (Upatos G Pater Patridos).
Reverse translation : (Consul pour la troisième fois, père de la patrie).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection Henseler (n° 290).

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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