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bpv_569681 - HADRIAN Tétradrachme

HADRIAN Tétradrachme XF
150.00 €(Approx. 177.00$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 10
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,92 g.
Rarity : R1


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI -TRAI ADRIA SEB, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Traianos Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : L.
Reverse description : Sérapis coiffé du kalathos et drapé debout à gauche, tendant la main droite et tenant de la gauche, un sceptre long ; à ses pieds, à gauche, Cerbère.
Reverse legend : DEK-A-TOU (dekatou).
Reverse translation : (an 10).


Avec son argenture. Un seul ruban unique à terminaison double. Ptéryges larges. La césure de la légende de revers semble non signalée. Les auteurs du RPC ont recensé 29 exemplaires pour ce type.

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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