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bpv_575028 - HADRIAN Drachme

350.00 €(Approx. 416.50$ | 311.50£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 6
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Diameter : 36,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large, bien centré. Beau buste d’Hadrien. Représentation inhabituelle au revers. Belle patine verte avec des concrétions calcaires
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Obverse description : Buste lauré à droite, drapé sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse legend : [AUT] KAI [TRAI] - ADRIA SEB.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : LS.
Reverse description : Hadrien dans un quadrige d’éléphant au pas à droite, drapé, tenant un sceptre et un rameau.
Reverse translation : (L’an 6).


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

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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