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bpv_518954 - HADRIAN Drachme

250.00 €(Approx. 297.50$ | 215.00£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: 136-137
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 23,17 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Usure régulière avec un beau droit. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP et du stock d’André Vaison


Obverse description : Tête nue d’Hadrien à gauche.
Obverse legend : AUT KAIS - TRA - ADRIANOS SEB (Autokrator Kaisar Traianos Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).


Reverse description : Dieu Nil couché à gauche sur un crocodile passant à droite, tenant de la main droite un roseau et de la gauche une corne d'abondance.
Reverse legend : LKA.
Reverse translation : (Vingtième et unième année de règne d’Hadrien).


Buste rare !.

Historical background


(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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