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bpv_537381 - HADRIAN Tétradrachme

HADRIAN Tétradrachme VF/XF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2021)
Price : 350.00 €
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 5
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Bel Hippopotame au revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
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Obverse description : Buste lauré, d’Hadrien à droite drapé sur l’épaule vu de trois quarts en arrière (O*2) ; un croissant devant le visage.
Obverse legend : AUT KAI -TRAI ADRIA SEB, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Traianos Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : L - E.
Reverse description : Hippopotame passant à droite.
Reverse translation : (an 5).

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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