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brm_564374 - HADRIAN Dupondius

HADRIAN Dupondius XF
350.00 €(Approx. 416.50$ | 311.50£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 136
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré. Belle tête d’Hadrien. Joli revers de style fin. Patine marron foncé, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P.
Obverse description : Tête nue d’Hadrien à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : "Hadrianus Augustus Consul Tertium Pater Patriae", (Hadrien auguste consul trois fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S|C// DACIA.
Reverse description : La Dacie portant une tunique et un manteau assise à gauche sur un rocher, les jambes croisées, tenant une enseigne surmontée d'un aigle de la main droite et un sabre courbé de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Dacia", (La Dacie).

Commentary


Poids lourd pour un dupondius.

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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