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brm_625273 - HADRIAN Dupondius

HADRIAN Dupondius AU
380.00 €(Approx. 414.20$ | 315.40£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 127
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure superficielle. Belle tête massive d’Hadrien. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Très belle patine vert foncé
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Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS .
Obverse description : Buste radié d’Hadrien à droite avec pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule gauche (O2).
Obverse translation : "Hadrianus Augustus", (Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : COS - III/ -|-// S C.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d’un autel.
Reverse translation : "Consul tertium", (Consul pour la troisième fois).


Un seul ruban visible. Petit pan de paludamentum visible sur l’épaule.

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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