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E-auction 325-241131 - HADRIAN Sesterce

HADRIAN Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:29:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 131
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 29,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais et bien centré. Usure importante mais la monnaie reste bien identifiable et lisible. Monnaie nettoyée anciennement qui commence tout juste à se repatiner
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P .
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Hadrien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Hadrianus Augustus Consul tertius Pater Patriæ" (Hadrien auguste consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IVSTITIA - AVG .
Reverse description : La Justice drapée, assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iustitia Augusti”, (La Justice de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. La monnaie provient probablement d’une trouvaille ancienne. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

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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