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brm_614631 - HADRIAN Dupondius

HADRIAN Dupondius XF
225.00 €(Approx. 245.25$ | 198.00£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 118
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 12,85 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection A. L

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié d’Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PONT MAX - TR POT COS II// FORT RED/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) assise à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunitia Potestate Consul iterum, Fortuna Reduci”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunicienne, consul pour la deuxième fois, le retour de la fortune.

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Grand buste radié avec un grand pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule.

Historical background


HADRIEN

(11/08/117-10/07/138)

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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