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E-auction 364-277464 - HADRIAN Sesterce

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 06 April 2020 14:46:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 128
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 26,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante, identifiable, flan piqué
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS P P.
Obverse description : Buste drapé tête nue d'Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°21).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus Pater Patriæ”, (Hadrien Auguste père de la patrie).


Reverse legend : [COS - III] / S|C // FORT RED.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) drapée, assise à gauche, tenant un gouvernail posé sur un globe de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Consul Tertium / Senatus Consulto // Fortuna Redux”, (Consul pour la troisième fois, par Décret du Sénat, la Fortune retrouvée).


Rubans de type 3. Buste inhabituel pour Hadrien et ce type.

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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