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bpv_520813 - HADRIAN Drachme

HADRIAN Drachme VF
125.00 €(Approx. 138.75$ | 103.75£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 16
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 35,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large. Beau droit. Revers inhabituel. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock Poindessault et de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI TRAI - ADRIA SEB (Autokrator Kaisar Traianos Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LIS.
Reverse description : Le Nil couché à droite, tourné à gauche, s’appuyant sur un rocher et tenant une corne d’abondance et une canne à sucre ; au-dessous, un crocodile.

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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