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bpv_308565 - HADRIAN Tétradrachme

HADRIAN Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 19
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête inhabituelle d’Hadrien. Très beau portrait du Nil. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Alain Weil en 2007


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Hadrien à gauche (O*1).
Obverse legend : AUT KAIS TRA - ADRIANOS SEB (Autokrator Kaisar Traianos Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).


Reverse legend : L.
Reverse description : Buste du dieu Nil , barbu à droite, drapé sur l’épaule avec une corne d’abondance.
Reverse legend : EN-NEADK.
Reverse translation : (an 19).


Représentation inhabituelle de la tête d’Hadrien à gauche. Un seul ruban visible à l’extrémité bifide.

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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