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E-auction 353-266702 - HADRIAN Dupondius

HADRIAN Dupondius VF/VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:31:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 123
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Sans patine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III.
Obverse description : Buste radié d’Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule (O2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium”, (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVTI - AVG[VSTI]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) casquée, vêtu militairement debout à droite, tenant le parazonium de la main gauche et un sceptre long de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Virtuti Augusti”, (À la Virilité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Petit pan de paludamentum visible sur l’épaule.

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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