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bpv_634887 - HADRIAN Drachme

115.00 €(Approx. 136.85$ | 98.90£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 18
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 25,11 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Revers agréable. Patine marron
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Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT KAIS TRAIAN ADRIANOS SEB (Autokrator Kaisar Traianos Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : [LI/ IH].
Reverse description : Le Nil couché à droite, tourné à gauche, s’appuyant sur un crocodile et tenant un roseau de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (an 18).


Sur cet exemplaire, Nil est couché et appuyé sur un crocodile. L’année n’est pas visible sur cet exemplaire.

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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