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Live auction - brm_481495 - HADRIAN Sesterce

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:32:25
Type : Sesterce
Date: 136
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 26,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire idéalement centré des deux cotés avec un revers de style très fin. Jolie patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVG COS III PP.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d'Hadrien à droite, drapé sur l'épaule (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus Consul Tertius Pater Patriæ”, (Hadrien auguste consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).


Reverse legend : S|C.
Reverse description : Diane debout à gauche, tenant une flèche de la main droite et son arc de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (Avec l’accord du Sénat).


Rubans de type 3. Petit pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule.

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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