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E-auction 433-345015 - brm_662679 - HADRIAN Sesterce

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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 29 €
End of the sale : 02 August 2021 14:15:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 128
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure très importante, identifiable
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [HADRIA]NVS - AVGVS[TVS P P].
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Hadrien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus Pater Patriæ”, (Hadrien auguste père de la patrie).


Reverse legend : [HILARI-TAS P R]/ S|C// COS III.
Reverse description : Hilaritas (l’Allégresse) en robe longue, debout à gauche, donnant une palme à un jeune garçon nu debout à gauche, et tenant une corne d'abondance de la main gauche ; à droite, une jeune fille habillée.
Reverse translation : “Hilaritas Populus Romanus”, (L'Allégresse du peuple romain).


Un seul ruban visible.

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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