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bpv_655672 - HADRIAN Hemichalque

HADRIAN Hemichalque AU
280.00 €(Approx. 302.40$ | 240.80£)
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Type : Hemichalque
Date: 117-123
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau buste d’Hadrien. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S. C/ .
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne d'olivier.
Reverse legend : G.

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Lettre numérale grecque (gamma). C’est la plus petite dénomination fabriquée pour l’atelier d’Antioche. Semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons un exemplaire à la vente.

Historical background


HADRIAN

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

Hadrian was born in 76 in Italica. Pupil of Trajan, he married in 100 Sabine, grand-niece of the emperor, and made a career in the staff of the latter, in particular during the Dacian campaign. In 117, he succeeded Trajan, and traveled for twenty years, visiting the entire empire - the only Emperor to have lent himself to this exercise. In 122, Hadrian went to Spain. Childless, he first chose Aélius to succeed him in 136, but the latter died on January 1, 138. Hadrian then adopted Antonin on February 25 and himself chose Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus as Antoninus' heirs. He died on July 10, 138.

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