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bpv_529437 - HADRIAN Hemidrachme

HADRIAN Hemidrachme VF/VG
100.00 €(Approx. 116.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: an 4
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,72 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure très importante au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré d'Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse legend : [AUTO] KAIS TRAI ADRIANOS - SEBAST.
Obverse translation : (Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Massue vue de face, la tête en bas.
Reverse legend : [ET - D], (etous D).
Reverse translation : (an 4).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

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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