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bpv_518554 - HADRIAN Obole

HADRIAN Obole XF
100.00 €(Approx. 110.00$ | 84.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: an 12
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Jolie petite monnaie avec un revers inhabituel. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L - IA.
Reverse description : Pan debout à gauche.
Reverse translation : (an 11).

Commentary


Rare représentation de Pan dans le monnayage alexandrin !.

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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