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bpv_520816 - HADRIAN Drachme

HADRIAN Drachme VF
200.00 €(Approx. 244.00$ | 178.00£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 17
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très beau revers recouvert d’une patine marron de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP et du stock d’André Vayson

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 : L.
Reverse description : Temple à deux colonnes avec Sérapis debout à droite tenant un sceptre et levant la main droite face à Hadrien debout à gauche, la main droite posée sur une stèle inscrite.
Reverse legend : IZ ADRIANON.
Reverse translation : (17e année, Hadrien).

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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