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brm_784724 - HADRIAN Sesterce

150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 132.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 131
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 22,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Buste agréable. Patine marron
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Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé, tête nue d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus”, (Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : FELICITATI - AVG/ S|C// COS III P P.
Reverse description : Galère voguant à gauche avec cinq rameurs, des rames (neuf), un gouvernail, un barreur, un acrostolium et deux enseignes militaires (signa et vexillum).
Reverse translation : “Felicitati augusti/ Senatus Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (À la Félicité de l’auguste/ consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie avec l’accord du Sénat).


Pour le revers, il existe un nombre très important de variétés de combinaisons entre le mat, les rames, le gouvernail, et les enseignes.

Historical background



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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