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brm_614656 - HADRIAN Sesterce

HADRIAN Sesterce XF/VF
295.00 €(Approx. 356.95$ | 262.55£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 131
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très beau portrait. Métal légèrement concrétionné au revers. Agréable patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection A. L

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).

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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