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bpv_482072 - HADRIAN Tétradrachme

HADRIAN Tétradrachme AU
225.00 €(Approx. 267.75$ | 195.75£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 15
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais. Beau buste d’Hadrien. Revers bien venu à la frappe, de haut relief. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : L-IE.
Reverse description : Alexandrie debout à gauche tournée à droite, vêtue d’un chiton court, tenant deux épis de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche, face à Hadrien debout à droite, tourné à gauche, tenant un sceptre long de main gauche.
Reverse translation : (An 15).

Commentary


Ce tétradrachme a été frappé à Alexandrie pendant la visite d’Hadrien en Égypte.

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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