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E-auction 349-263059 - HADRIAN Dupondius

HADRIAN Dupondius VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 22 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:32:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 130
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais à l’usure très importante identifiable. Sans patine, piqué et taché
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d’Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus”, (Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : CLEMENTIA AVG - COS III P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Clementia (la Clémence) drapée de bout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Clementia Augusti Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (la Clémence de l'auguste consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).


Monnaie en orichalque faisant plutôt penser à un dupondius plutôt qu’à un as. Semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous présentons un exemplaire à la vente.

Historical background


(+10 / 07/138) Publius Ælius Hadrianus

Posthumous hits

Events rushed in 138. After the death of Sabine previous year, it was the turn of Aelius, the adoptive son of Hadrian died earlier this year (January 1). The Emperor is ill and misanthrope. It eliminates his brother and his nephew and purge the Senate before adopting Antonin 10 February 138. When he died 10 July 138, resentful senators initially refuse the deification of their enemy. It took all the pugnacity of Antoninus for the divine homage to his adoptive father whose ashes are deposited in the cenotaph, now the Castel Sant'Angelo. Antonin, meanwhile, will be awarded the title of "Pius" for his willpower and Piety.

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